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Shimano STI shifter question

Old 09-09-18, 05:36 AM
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Shimano STI shifter question

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I have the Shimano Sora triple shifters and the plastic windows where you check the gearing position are yellowed/faded and a bit cracked.
The shifters work perfectly but I want to know, is it even possible to buy these clear plastic windows and install them?
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I don't know what Sora model you have, but is this what you're looking for?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Shimano-Sor...wAAOSwZA1aTu3Y

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One consideration, if you have been riding for awhile, is that you may have learned an awareness of what gear you are in (or ballpark for rear) so you may not even want to bother. Realize most of Shimano shifters don’t even have these indicators.
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One consideration, if you have been riding for awhile, is that you may have learned an awareness of what gear you are in (or ballpark for rear) so you may not even want to bother. Realize most of Shimano shifters dont even have these indicators.
I agree, at some point is more a distraction than something useful. You get used to know at what gear you're at depending the chainring you're using and the effort you're pushing the pedals with. Front derailleur noises when you cross the chain to much also help.

But hey, if the OP can get the piece to refurbish the shifters and make them look nice again, I would do it to!
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Thanks for the advice
however I might be selling it so id like the new buyer to be able to see clearly the gear they are in.
The ebay one does look similar but its different
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Originally Posted by baconbits1
Thanks for the advice
however I might be selling it so id like the new buyer to be able to see clearly the gear they are in.
The ebay one does look similar but its different
From my experience buying and selling several bikes and lots of components over the years I'd say that being able the see gear indicator on Sora shifters will make $0 difference in resale of the bike
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Basically for apperance reasons
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baconbits1 - how about this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/392101571709

If not - please, post pictures of your shifter here so we can identify your SORA model.
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