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Need a cheap 9 speed shifter

sgbmansgbman Posts: 44
edited March 2013 in Road buying advice
Hello, I recently upgraded my training bike to nine speed from 7.
All ok, but I cannot find a reasonably priced 9 speed shimano downtube lever. The only option seems to be Dura Ace shifters at about £45.
Any ideas, I only want shimano.


  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 16,015
    What ideas can there be? You only want Shimano and Shimano only makes Dura Ace at a minimum of £45. Aside from second hand you've ruled out the alternatives of other brands so unless you fancy trying to get Shimano to make you some Tiagra level DT shifters I think you've got the lack of options covered! :wink:
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  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 28,025
    Get the dura ace and eat beans for the next month... They are great!
    left the forum March 2023
  • sgbmansgbman Posts: 44
    Ordered the Dura ace, at £43.99, they'd better be good.
  • southdownswolfsouthdownswolf Posts: 1,525
    Could you not have just used the existing shifter and turned it to friction? It doesn't take long to get used to friction rather than SIS.
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