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Broken Deore XT ST-M095 Shifter

Old 12-29-17, 08:30 PM
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Broken Deore XT ST-M095 Shifter

Today I decided to investigate why I was not able to shift into the granny gear on my '92 Trek 950 (Deore XT ST-M095) and found that plastic that holds the cable is broken. I don't think that this could be repaired, so I found the following replacements:

Deore LX
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Deore XT

The Deore LX looks the most like what I have and I think will bolt right up to the brake. However, I am wondering if I could replace the plastic that broke on my XT with the plastic that is in one of these. That way I can continue to have matching shifters. Has anyone tried something similar?

If I was just going to bolt up the shifter, I'd go with the LX as it a better match to my working XT.
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Old 12-30-17, 08:34 AM
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I'd try the LX or maybe this one: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Shimano-Lef....c100005.m1851

That XT you linked to is the push/push style and one generation different, pretty good chance it's super close but won't actually bolt up.
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Originally Posted by wesmamyke View Post
I'd try the LX or maybe this one: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Shimano-Lef....c100005.m1851

That XT you linked to is the push/push style and one generation different, pretty good chance it's super close but won't actually bolt up.
Thanks, I was concerned about the same with XT I linked.

My top preference would be to swap the innards with my current XT, do you think that would be possible with the either of the options? 2nd choice would be to bolt it up.
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No experience with swapping the guts out myself. I did order a bunch of shifter pods from that ebay seller recently though. They are a little clueless, I'd be inclined to think the no named shifter I linked to is actually an XT, has the right matte finish instead of the gloss of the LX.

If it was me I'd just order both the LX and the no named one, they are cheap enough and hopefully one works out or gives you enough parts to scavenge. Keeping vintage XT stuff running takes some parts hoarding these days.

Edit: Also couldn't hurt to post in the classic/vintage section, someone might have more specific knowledge of cross compatibility. Retrobike.co.uk is a good forum for that stuff as well, geared more towards mountain bikes and things at least 20 years old.

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I ended up ordering the Deore LX shifter (Shimano Part # Y66P98020) as it looked the most like my current XT shifters. When I got it, I confirmed that the LX shifter would bolt up flush to my XT brakes, but this was not my preference. Taking them apart was easy, not so much when I put it back together (should of taken better photos). In any case, the plastic piece was exactly the same and the only difference, that would affect the feel of the shift, was that the XT had more options for a precision shift. I included a photo of this. It took about an hour total, ~15min taking both apart, about ~45min to put the XT back together due to lack of photos.

I guess I can still call them XT, even though 1 piece is technically LX. It is likely the same part number in both shifters.
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