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Replacing shifters on a Dawes Giro 200 road bike

Old 08-19-16, 03:38 PM
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Replacing shifters on a Dawes Giro 200 road bike

Hey everyone, first post so mods please move if not in the right section.

I'm not experiencing a click with the left shifter on my bike, the bike is 7 speed on the right shifter (rear wheel) and 2 speed on the left shifter (middle chain area) - not sure of the correct terminology sorry! I've attached pictures of the 2 chain areas and of the shifter in question.

The rear derailluer appears to be a Shimano Acera however on the bit just above the chain in middle portion of the bike, it says Shimano Sora, so I have no clue which one is the factory installed gear system (bike was purchased second hand, with knowledge of the broken shifter).

A couple potential replacements, will they be compatible?
- Shimano Tourney Road Bike Left STi Gear Brake Shifter Lever DOUBLE 2 Speed | eBay

These seem like the exact same ones I currently have, I don't need the right shifter however and they are used - R177 SHIMANO SORA 3300 ST-3300 7 X 2 7 SPEED SHIFTERS GEAR LEVERS STI ERGO | eBay

- MICROSHIFT SB-R472 Double 2X7 Speed Road Bike Shifter Brake Levers FOR Shimano | eBay

Pics of bike: https://imgur.com/a/ajrvB

I hope that I can get some guidance on solving this problem and look forward to replies, thanks.

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All three of your links you show will work with your bike , you can chose any of them .
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Buying used brifters can be a crapshoot, I would probably go with the Microshifts myself.
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I have some 10-speed Microshift brifters, they're surprisingly nice, although they're not exactly "light action". Otherwise, as everyone else has said, any 7-speed Shimano or compatible brifter will work fine. Probably better off buying new than used.
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Thanks for the replies everyone! I think I will be going for the microshift ones
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