Any differences with these German sourced 105 shifters ?

Raffles
Raffles Posts: 1,137
edited November 2012 in Road buying advice
http://www.bike-discount.de/shop/a45451/dual-control-shifters-set-sti-105-st-5700-2x10-speed-silver.html?lg=en&cr=GBP

£136.41 inclusive of vat is a damned good price and im considering a pair for my 2012 caad 8. What I need to know is, please look at the link provided, is there anything different with them and a set which I could purchase in the UK at CRC for £160 ?
2012 Cannondale CAAD 8 105

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  • nochekmate
    nochekmate Posts: 3,460
    No difference and they are a top company with their service. Bought from them many times and usually delivered in 2-3 days



    Buy without worry
  • Raffles
    Raffles Posts: 1,137
    nochekmate wrote:
    No difference and they are a top company with their service. Bought from them many times and usually delivered in 2-3 days



    Buy without worry



    thats ace !!

    am I right thinking the £136.41 is vat inclusive and are their postal costs to uk expensive ?
    2012 Cannondale CAAD 8 105
  • nochekmate
    nochekmate Posts: 3,460
    Price will be inclusive - wheels normally cost £5 or so to ship so cannot see shifters costing more than that
  • nochekmate wrote:
    No difference and they are a top company with their service. Bought from them many times and usually delivered in 2-3 days

    Buy without worry

    +1
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  • Raffles wrote:
    thats ace !!
    am I right thinking the £136.41 is vat inclusive and are their postal costs to uk expensive ?
    Shipping costs are written on their site.
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  • rrsodl
    rrsodl Posts: 486
    Raffles wrote:
    http://www.bike-discount.de/shop/a45451/dual-control-shifters-set-sti-105-st-5700-2x10-speed-silver.html?lg=en&cr=GBP

    £136.41 inclusive of vat is a damned good price and im considering a pair for my 2012 caad 8. What I need to know is, please look at the link provided, is there anything different with them and a set which I could purchase in the UK at CRC for £160 ?

    Yes, the German use left handed shifters mostly :roll:
  • jibberjim
    jibberjim Posts: 2,810
    Yes, the Germans have the brakes the other way around...
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  • DavidJB
    DavidJB Posts: 2,019
    Exchange rates on cards are also terrible and you'll get a fee for buying in euros normally.
  • jibberjim
    jibberjim Posts: 2,810
    DavidJB wrote:
    Exchange rates on cards are also terrible and you'll get a fee for buying in euros normally.

    Bike-discount.de bill in GBP if you want them to.
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  • DavidJB
    DavidJB Posts: 2,019
    jibberjim wrote:
    DavidJB wrote:
    Exchange rates on cards are also terrible and you'll get a fee for buying in euros normally.

    Bike-discount.de bill in GBP if you want them to.

    Doh!"
  • t4tomo
    t4tomo Posts: 2,643
    jibberjim wrote:
    Yes, the Germans have the brakes the other way around...

    Is there a difference between the left and right - as in won't it just click up and down until which ever derailleur is attached hits the limit screw, be that after 2 3 or 10 taps?

    MTB ones with indicator windows are specific but I always thought road werent?

    Or am i completely wrong?
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  • jibberjim
    jibberjim Posts: 2,810
    t4tomo wrote:
    jibberjim wrote:
    Yes, the Germans have the brakes the other way around...

    Is there a difference between the left and right - as in won't it just click up and down until which ever derailleur is attached hits the limit screw, be that after 2 3 or 10 taps?

    MTB ones with indicator windows are specific but I always thought road werent?

    Or am i completely wrong?

    Yes the shifters are completely different left and right - but everyone the world over has them the same the left controlling the front. the BRAKES are normally installed the other way around in Europe to the UK, but that's purely a case of isntallation, there's obviously nothing different between the brake part of an STI.
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