My road bike has 9 speed Tiagra and the right hand brake/ shifter is a. rattly and b. often won't engage to shift up (especially 1st thing in a ride -- like it needs to warm up or something?)
Anyway, they are 'flight deck' so what are my options for replacing it? Just get the one and what price am I up for. A quick scan online doesn't yield any obvious results. (Except eBay has some Flightdeck but as I don't use the Shimano computer do I need to pay for that?)
Thanks all. I have done the WD40 flush before and it did help but seems to have returned to it's old ways. I understand the 'Flight Deck' thingy but it's good to know I need to ask for a 'RH STI shifter' if I want to replace.
@roger, the cables are pretty new but that doesn't mean anything really.
There is a full story about this bike coming soon but basically it is a custom made Tange 900 steel touring bike with a lot of miles pushed through the pedals by an Adelaide cycling stalwart. The Bottom bracket Dynamo and the front and read lights work. New bar tape, tyres coming soon. And as you have such a keen eye you would recognise the Brooks B17.
My left105 shifter was hard to engage the big ring. I had the bike 'shop-serviced' (as opposed to the usual idiot-with-spanner in my shed) and they told me there was some extra play in the mechanism which could have resulted from an Off I had once.
They quoted HUGE money for a new pair. I did find Aust ebay sellers with newies for half the retail price, but the servicing seemed to sort out the problem so I didn't have to worry. Hope yours is resolved cheaply...
Yes, 'flightdeck' is just the branding on the newer stuff
105 10sp shifters that were desgined to work with both triples and doubles are notorious for jamming and breaking when used with doubles (they try to overshift against the derailleur stop). Not idiot-proof enough for many shops. You might have this particular model....
Gemma is right- WD40. Bikes for Refugees get click-shifters where the next gear failes to engage, ie you move the lever, but no click & no gear change. Click -shifters have a ratchet mechanism. The ratchet has a spring-loaded arm (?Pawl) , that clicks quickly into the ratchet teeth. The arm turns on a minute axle, lubricated by grease. Problem is when the grease dries out. The arm just stays up and doesnt snap down into the next tooth like it should. WD40 should free up the arm - but sometimes just spraying it in, doesnt seem to get it right where it is needed. Worth taking the outer cover off, get WD40 gets onto the axle itself. You can also work the ratchet arm to & fro, to free up its movement. Good luck!
Thanks Mike and everyone for their tips. As of late last night after spraying copious amounts of WD40 into it (and being reminded by Gemma to go and do it again) it seems to be working. I'll see what happens with the initial evaporation is gone.