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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:39 pm 
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I have some 7 speed sti shifters that i'm thinking about putting on a bike from around 97-98, is it too early?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:46 pm 
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No, they were on a fair few years earlier than that. Early to mid 90's IIRC


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Tomac was running a Dura-ace road STi lever at the 1990 Worlds.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:55 pm 
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Cool, thats them fitted then. Ta.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:56 pm 
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from memory, they were in prototype stage on works teams bikes from 1989. general release about a year later(or so).


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:05 pm 
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I'm glad I asked as i'd never have put them that early. I was unsure if they were pre 95 or not, thanks all.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:01 am 
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Granny, things tended to come out on Road bikes before MTB BiTD. Then get transferred to MTB.
Dura-Ace only initially and it's called a 'Dual Control Lever' part of the STI setup.


If you turn it on its side, beef it up a bit and stick it on some flat bars, you get a reinvention of the wheel for a different purpose some many years later.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:21 am 
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I think launch would have been somewhere in 1990. Earliest Koga Miyata catalogues I see it show up ar from 1991. This Panasonic is from '91 as well (catalogue in Gallery 2)>>

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I remember pros had them a year before they on sale to the public.

It's amazing sti/ergo have been around for so long and I've never even used them! I tried indexed downtube levers once but didn't like them because of the loud click every time you changed gear.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:39 pm 
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not sure about sti on road bikes first as I'm sure mtb sti appeared in '88

memory is fickle fing...


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