Shimano "reach adjustable" ultegra STI

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  1. Bobv

    Bobv Guest

    Trek offers Shimano "reach adjustable" ultegra STI levers on some of their Women's Specific Design
    bikes. I couldn't find any info on these on the Shimano website.

    Can these be purchased separately, or can parts be added to present Ultegra STI's to make them
    "reach adjustable"?

    My wife has problems with the full size version Ultegra STI levers due to very small hands.

    Thanks, Bob
     
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  2. bobv wrote:
    > Trek offers Shimano "reach adjustable" ultegra STI levers on some of their Women's Specific Design
    > bikes. I couldn't find any info on these on the Shimano website.
    >
    > Can these be purchased separately, or can parts be added to present Ultegra STI's to make them
    > "reach adjustable"?
    >
    > My wife has problems with the full size version Ultegra STI levers due to very small hands.

    We stock these, see: http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/brakes.html

    Since she's already got the standard Ultegra brifters, might be worthwhile trying to reduce the
    reach on them.

    I sometimes do this for my short-fingered customers by padding the flat top surfaces of the moveable
    brake levers. I use a layer or two of Cinelli handlebar tape, but I'm sure there are lots of similar
    materials that would serve.

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  3. Bobv

    Bobv Guest

    Thanks for all the help. I did find the Shimano 2003 short reach STI levers on the Super Go site,
    but couldn't find them on Sheldon Brown's site. No matter tho, as I think after a good look at the
    ones on the Trek Bikes, I willl just modify our almost new Ultegra ones with some homemade shims as
    suggested by Sheldon and Mike Jacoubowsky.

    I did a google search and did find some shims from Wylder that supposedly fit any Shimano STI
    shifter, but it was a UK site and wasn't sure how much they cost and how to order them.

    Anyway, thanks again for all the help, Bob
     
  4. Mud Dog

    Mud Dog Guest

    I sell Treks, they are Ultegra STI reach adjustable, they have little wedges that mount under the
    hoods to stop the levers coming all the way back. "Qui si parla Campagnolo" <[email protected]>
    wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > rob->Trek offers Shimano "reach adjustable" ultegra STI levers on some of
    > >their Women's Specific Design bikes. I couldn't find any info on these on the Shimano website.
    >
    > Think these are the MTB style brake/shift levers to be mounted on flat MTB
    type
    > bars, not the more common ultegra 'brifter'.
    >
    > Sora levers are reach adjustable but no other STI-road like levers-
    >
    > Peter Chisholm Vecchio's Bicicletteria 1833 Pearl St. Boulder, CO, 80302
    > (303)440-3535 http://www.vecchios.com "Ruote convenzionali costruite eccezionalmente bene"
     
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