Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage
Reload this Page >

Shimano R400 (sora) DT shifters

Notices
Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

Shimano R400 (sora) DT shifters

Old 09-22-16, 07:27 PM
  #1  
Shinkers
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Utah
Posts: 743

Bikes: '88 Trek 1200, '91 Trek 1400

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 116 Post(s)
Liked 7 Times in 5 Posts
Shimano R400 (sora) DT shifters

Curious to know how the new Shimano Sora DT shifters compare to the old ones. Any benefits going either with a new low grade shifter, or an old higher level shifter?

Or is a downtube shifter pretty much a downtube shifter?

Thanks.
Shinkers is offline  
Old 09-22-16, 08:00 PM
  #2  
ThermionicScott 
7-speed cultist
 
ThermionicScott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: CID
Posts: 20,100

Bikes: 1991 Bianchi Eros, 1964 Armstrong, 1988 Diamondback Ascent, 1988 Bianchi Premio, 1987 Bianchi Sport SX, 1980s Raleigh mixte (hers)

Mentioned: 88 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2794 Post(s)
Liked 740 Times in 519 Posts
The great thing about the originals was that you could switch them to Friction mode if something happened to throw off the indexing. The R400s are priced right, but don't have that friction mode. I guess no one worries about things going wrong in the middle of a ride anymore.
__________________
Originally Posted by chandltp View Post
There's no such thing as too far.. just lack of time
Originally Posted by noglider
People in this forum are not typical.
RUSA #7498
ThermionicScott is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Facanh
Classic & Vintage
25
08-15-16 09:57 AM
eMats
Classic & Vintage
22
07-11-14 03:25 PM
pobarnes
Bicycle Mechanics
15
08-09-11 06:24 AM
southpawboston
Bicycle Mechanics
9
05-22-11 02:24 PM
spymaster
Classic & Vintage
7
04-28-10 10:52 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.