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Old 12-21-07, 10:30 AM
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lever shifter combos

I need to get some replacement break lever/shifter combos. 8 speed/v-brake. Does anyone know what the difference is between Shimano ST -M737 and Shimano ST -M739 models?
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Old 12-21-07, 12:02 PM
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I'm about 95% certain that the 737's are for cantilever brakes and the 739's are for v-brakes (and most cable pull discs).
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brake/shifter combo

Thanks for the reply Turd. My old cantilever break lever/shifter combo (Shimano 8 speed) says ST-M738. I'm looking at a couple of replacement combos, one says ST-M737 and the other ST-M739 and both claim to be for V-brakes. Humm.
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Originally Posted by 1hardtail View Post
Thanks for the reply Turd. My old cantilever break lever/shifter combo (Shimano 8 speed) says ST-M738. I'm looking at a couple of replacement combos, one says ST-M737 and the other ST-M739 and both claim to be for V-brakes. Humm.
You could always check out Shimano's site. It really is packed with info, somtimes too much. Good luck

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I'm sorry to be "that guy" in this thread, but you're combining "break" and "brake" words in the same post. They are both "brake" levers. One is for V-brakes, one is for canti-brakes.

Thanks.

To be somewhat productive, from everything I could find 737's are canti-only. 739's are linear-only. Both are similar looking XT-level made in 1997 for different brake preferences.

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Old 12-22-07, 09:19 AM
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Sorry about the typo. I didn't "break" a lever, I need a "brake" lever. My current canti. levers are designated as 738's. Thanks for the info. Add. I found the answer to my question. Thanks.

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