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Source for NOS Ultegra 9 speed shifters?

Old 04-12-10, 10:24 AM
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Source for NOS Ultegra 9 speed shifters?

Does anyone have a source where I might find a set of Ultegra 6500 shifters? New would be good. Slightly used would be okay.

So far, I've missed out on two sets on Ebay, but I'm still looking. Other sources I might try would be appreciated.
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I have a set of ultegra 6500 9 speed shifters... the blade caps are scratched... can send pics if interested...

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Is there a reason you want the ultegra shifters specifically? The Tiagra 4500 shifters are actually better than the Ultegra 6500, albeit likely heavier. I've learned the iteration of the design is more important than the marketing hierarchy, and you can probably find the new Tiagras cheaper.
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Thanks guys. I actually found a set at a price I was willing to pay. I wanted the 6500 mainly to match the rest of the group parts.

What makes the 4500 better than the 6500?
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Might be a good time to upgrade to 10-speed, only need to replace the shifters, cassette, and chain.
Another good choice would be D-A 7700 shifters if you can find them at a good price. (assuming you have a double crankset)
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Originally Posted by Monoborracho View Post
What makes the 4500 better than the 6500?
There's all kinds of "better". Some people like how they fit in the hand.
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4500 STI have the built in gear indicator and the body itself is shaped like the 10sp parts.

It's preference mainly, but the 10sp shifters have a far better transition in the hoods compared to the 9sp ultegra STIs
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CRC has both the ST-4500 and the ST-6500 in stock, and given the size of the order they probably qualify for free EMS shipping.
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