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What’s Inside A Shimano STI Shifter? How Do STI Shifters Work?

I show how a Shimano STI Bike Shifter (brifter) works on the inside. STI stands for Shimano Total Integration and it’s basically a brake lever and shifter integrated into one unit. These are found on modern road bikes. This a Shimano RSX left hand shifter (triple). The right hand shifter works the same way but …Read more »

How To Disassemble/Reassemble Shimano RSX STI Shifters/Brifters (Right Shifter)

I show how to take apart a Shimano RSX STI shifter (brifter), for cleaning, repair or overhaul and then how to assemble it again. This is the right side 7 speed shifter. It’s really not hard to take these shifters apart. It’s a little tricky putting them back together again, bit not too hard if …Read more »

How To Disassemble/Reassemble Shimano RSX STI Shifters/Brifters (Left Shifter)

I show how to take apart a Shimano RSX STI Shifter (brifter) for cleaning, repair or overhaul and then assemble it again. This is the left side triple speed shifter. Some people say don’t take these shifters apart. But it’s pretty easy to take them apart, and not too hard to put them back together …Read more »

How To Convert From Downtube Shifters To STI Shifters (Brifters) On Vintage Bike

I show and explain the whole conversion process as I upgrade an early 90’s Trek road bike from downtube shifters and install Shimano STI shifters (brifters or integrated brake/shifters). This definitely brings new life to an old bike. The shifters I use in this upgrade are Shimano Sora 3×7 shifters. But Shimano RSX 3×7 shifters …Read more »

Replacing Shimano STI Shifters (Brifters)

I replaced the Shimano Sora STI shifters (integrated brake/shift levers) on my Trek, with better quality Shimano RSX shifters. I made a video of the whole process of removing the Sora shifters and installing the RSX shifters.