Price of Ultegra Dual-Control levers?

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  1. keydates

    keydates New Member

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    Approximately what's the price of (new and/or '04 version) Ultegra 9 speed Dual-Control levers? It's not that mine are not working, it's just that my recent spate of crashes have lead to them being pretty scratched/cracked up.
     
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  2. Mansmind

    Mansmind New Member

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    You can get them for anywhere from $140 - $220 depending on where you shop. You can usually find them on ebay (new) for ~$160. I know of one source for $140, assuming she has any which I don't know. You may always run across a deal on ebay however, so I'd check there.

    John
     
  3. keydates

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    Alright, thank you.
     
  4. cydewaze

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    Wow, I just checked my usual place, and they're waaay expensive - even more than the Dura-Ace 9-sp. They list the 6600, so that might be a the 10-speed. Pricepoint has the ST-6510 listed at $229.98. Hmmmm... The Dura-Ace on Jenson are only $249 for triple. Weird.
     
  5. jasong

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    These have strangely increased in price lately. 6mos - 1 year ago they were normally on sale at Perf for $160. Now they're up to $220. Same at other places. Hard comparison when record 10 speed ergo is $250.

     
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    You can order new caps for $12 each and a set of boots for $17 to help them look newer if they still work and save a couple hundred bucks.
     
  7. keydates

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    Yeah, I'm kind of short on money right now. Might go with that suggestion.
     
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    Are these available direct from Shimano or through a dealer?
     
  9. jitteringjr

    jitteringjr New Member

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    I just got them today from the LBS to repair my shifters from my crash. Here is a link of the stuff they sold me. They don't have their on line ordering system up and running yet, but if you couldn't get them at your LBS, I am sure they would sell you them if you called them.

    http://cobblestonebikes.com/site/page.cfm?PageID=39&SKU=BR5178
    http://cobblestonebikes.com/site/page.cfm?PageID=39&SKU=LD7713

    I am not sure if Shimano sell them direct.
     
  10. jasong

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    Those parts are so expensive. Nashbar sells an road aero brake kit with its hoods, and 2 replacements hoods, all for $10 (yes, this has the levers!).

     
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    jitteringjr New Member

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    Got a link?
     
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  13. Mansmind

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    Great idea, but I'm confused as to how you're going to shift the bike now? Assuming the original poster doesn't have down-tube or bar-end shifters since they were asking about shifters.

    John
     
  14. jasong

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    No, it wasn't a solution to his problem. It was showing how inflated those prices are from Shimano when 4 hoods plus light levers cost 30% less than just 2 hoods. But, for someone wanting to go simple, you can buy downtube shifters (~80g) for around $30. Now you've dropped 200 grams and saved $150 (and made shifting more difficult!).

     
  15. Mansmind

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    very true!

     
  16. keydates

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    I have STI shifters, just to clear up any confusion.
     
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