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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 8:18 pm 
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So there I am
Burning around on my new but old Al mega dx remembering fondly how my old one used to be... Enjoying how responsive and surprisingly lightweight it is....
But those shifters are shite! I can't remember them being so ergonomically poor. I thought they were pull with your index finger or push with your thumb or is my memory playing tricks on me? They are the standard Deore Dx that came with the bike as new I believe.
I can't put up with these but notice they are one piece with the brake lever too. I would prefer thumbies to these.
Any suggestions on easier replacements or alternative and approx prices? It's 7 speed.
Ta very much


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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 10:16 am 
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Get some dx mt60 thumbies off the site £25-30 then either get some std brake levers or remove Sti's and chop mount brackts off I did mine with a dremell
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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 11:39 am 
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Another option would be the next incarnation of DX Sti which were/are a more user friendly push/pull type,(sorry cant remember the model number)got the same issue on my Cro-Mega DX, the push/push is not at all intuitive after years of push/pull shimano shifters!!!


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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 12:36 pm 
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assuming your sti's work ok i wouldn't cut the shifters off the mounts, just buy some thumbies as has been suggested and some dx brake levers, it would keep the retro originality, make it how you want it and the sti's will cover the guts of the new parts cost.


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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 1:17 pm 
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Oops forgot to say my sti's had already bit the dust if yours are ok sell em on


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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 8:22 am 
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Thanks for the replies fellas. Yes they in good nick I just think the design is- well- crap.
Anyone know what the pull push dx's were called so I can start my search? I'm not looking to keep 100% originality and would consider some xt's but dx's would be nice.
My mate had some cracking XTs on a carrera Quattro comp back in the day they were ace!
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Chris


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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 8:32 am 
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cmmolloy1 wrote:
Thanks for the replies fellas. Yes they in good nick I just think the design is- well- crap.
Anyone know what the pull push dx's were called so I can start my search? I'm not looking to keep 100% originality and would consider some xt's but dx's would be nice.
My mate had some cracking XTs on a carrera Quattro comp back in the day they were ace!
Ta
Chris


I guess its what you are used to I have the DX and XT push push levers and really like them...I also have the latest XT shifters on my modern bike that are 2 way release and push/pull and they are great too! If you want to keep it retro though the push/pull ones you are after are:

Shimano DX ST-M075
Shimano XT ST-M095

There are these XT ones on ebay at the mo...not mine:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Shimano-Deore ... 4d0c62f320

Hope this helps.

Doug


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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 8:49 am 
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Oooh I like those Doug
How much should I pick these up for- are they like £30 or £100? As you can tell I really have no idea....!


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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 8:54 am 
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no more than about £40 mate. I sold some in much better shape than than those for about £25 though, so bargains do come up ;)


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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 8:55 am 
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cmmolloy1 wrote:
Oooh I like those Doug
How much should I pick these up for- are they like £30 or £100? As you can tell I really have no idea....!


Well I would say those would probably would go for between £30-45ish or if your pockets are limitless there is this NOS set!! :shock:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/shimano-ST-M0 ... 27d0ca3b52

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