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Dura Ace 10 Shifting Action

Old 06-28-08, 01:26 PM
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Dura Ace 10 Shifting Action

Hey guys,

I have a road bike with DA 10 on it. I have ridden a number of other newer bikes with DA 10 and the shifting action at the brifter is significantly lighter. Did shimano make some mid product life changes since '04 (when my bike/group was purchased) that impacted the shifting feel?

I should also add that my bike has new cables and everything is clean and well maintained. I've also ridden one other older DA 10 group that shifts the same way mine does.

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Old 06-28-08, 01:53 PM
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I've got a bike 3 years old and DA 10 stuff, and new bike with new DA components...both are 10 speed. They seem to shift the same, perhaps your stuff is just wearing out. Your stuff is one year older, perhaps they made some changes after 2004.

Sounds like a good excuse, I mean REASON to buy a new bike...
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Old 06-28-08, 08:10 PM
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Originally Posted by spessx View Post
Hey guys,

I should also add that my bike has new cables and everything is clean and well maintained.
Were the cable housings also replaced? They are at least as important as the cables.
You could try shooting the shifters full of WD40. The factory grease hardens with age.

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Old 06-29-08, 01:36 AM
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There are two versions of the shifters, st-7800 and st-7801. I can't tell you if they feel different as I only have one version mounted at the moment. But from what I've read, they just fixed flight deck problems.
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+1 on the cables, and may I ad the other adjustments. Looks at what makes up a crisp shift; shifter (doh), cable, housing, derailler and ajustments. If any one aspect is of the shift will be sloppy. Even though the first thing you're gonna think of is the shift component, unless these brifters have tons of miles on them, most likely there are other factors involved ie; cables and adjustments. FWIW; I have a couple of 5500 (105 9 speed) bikes that shift flawlessly because all the udder stuf is spot on.
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