cheers, had a look but were already taken anyway. I think I'm going to chase some shimanos with flight deck enabled unless a real bargain comes up - if I'm going to invest in them a little then I want something I'm not going to want to change. At least not on this bike. Maybe an 8 or 9 shifter; I seem to have settled mentally on 8 or 9 speed (unless something else comes up!)
They seem to come up on fleabay all the time; there's bound to be a point where everyone who wants them for 5 mins has bought them and a set goes for a bargain...!
yeah, watch out for some of the lefthand STIs as when the ones that "work with triple and double" get used on a double they can get jammed up if not set-up really well, which is why I think Shimano now do triple and double specific lefthands. And obviously you'll need a road FM to go with them. May as well go 9 speed, it's so much cheaper now 10sp is so common.