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Old 09-02-14, 08:19 PM
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Shimano RD7700 Index Shifter

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I need a right side Shimano 9 speed shifter compatible with RD7700. Where can I source a new or nearly new one without buying a set?
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Old 09-02-14, 08:52 PM
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Any model Shimano 9-speed shifter (STI, barend or downtube) will work with that rear derailleur. It doesn't have to be Dura Ace as anything from Sora through Ultegra will also work.
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If you can find a new set of 7700 shifters at a reasonable price grab them. I'll take the left one if it is for a double.
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Originally Posted by Al1943
If you can find a new set of 7700 shifters at a reasonable price grab them. I'll take the left one if it is for a double.
Hi Al,
Thanks for the offer. I may take up on this.
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Originally Posted by HillRider
Any model Shimano 9-speed shifter (STI, barend or downtube) will work with that rear derailleur. It doesn't have to be Dura Ace as anything from Sora through Ultegra will also work.
Hi HillRider,
Thanks for the response. What model would be most typically used on a Surly LHT that does heavy commuting on hills, under load, and will eventually tour?
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I have a 6510 right STI. PM if you're interested.
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Hi,
I want to refresh the thread. What model 9 speed shifter would be designed for touring/commuting purposes on my Surly LHT? (I do not want something designed for racing). Thanks!
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The LHT typically comes with barend shifters so if you can find a set in 9-speed, that would be suitable. One other possibility is "Retroshift" (gevenalle.com) brifters which are Tektro brake levers fitted with brackets that take downtube or barend shift levers and place them nearly as conveniently as true brifters but are much less expensive and less complex. They are still available with 9-speed shift levers and I highly recommend them. Also, the Tektro brake levers are available in both caliper/cantilever cable pull and V-brake/MTB disc brake cable pull format so the system is very versatile.

If you want to stay with Shimano STI brifters, any 9-speed model will do. You will have to find upper level versions (105 or above) NOS or used or settle for Sora, which is still 9-speed.
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