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Shimano Shifter / Derailleur Compatibility Help Request
#1
Greetings Friends, I wonder if someone can assist with the below. I have a Trek 6000 mountain bike which currently has all stock Shimano components. It’s a 3 x 8 setup with the front derailleur being Shimano Acera, and the rear is Shimano Deore LX. The original shifters ceased functioning and have since been removed and tossed by an over-eager home maintenance tech (me). I now find myself seeking a new set of inexpensive shifters to get the bike back on the road.

Question: will the Shimano ST-EF65 Shift/Brake Set (Black, 3x8 Speed), for about $40 on Amazon, match right up with my existing Shimano components?

Appreciate any help, assistance, or advice. Thanks
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#2
those would work, but are intended for v-brakes. do you have canti's?
they would degrade the value of the bike. I would recommend this set. to help retain appearance and value especially if you have canti's.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-New-Old-Stock-Shimano-Deore-LX-Shifter-Brake-8-SPD-Lever-ST-M567-/230938117847?pt=Cycling_Parts_Accessories&hash=item35c4fc06d7
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#3
PK, thanks for the quick and helpful reply. The bike has "V" brakes on it...however, the shifters you recommend appear to be exactly what was originally removed from the bike; and are similar in price to the ones I was looking at on AMZN.

Seeing now that I have the V brakes, would you still recommend the Deore LX shifters, or should I go with the EF65's.

Thanks again for your reply.
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#4
roll with the ef's
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#5
(08-18-2013, 03:30 PM)hoakrl Wrote:  Seeing now that I have the V brakes, would you still recommend the Deore LX shifters, or should I go with the EF65's.
Thanks again for your reply.
I would go with newer stock, less chance of old hardened grease problems. Painkiller would probably be the one to ask.
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#6
(08-18-2013, 03:37 PM)painkiller Wrote:  roll with the ef's
look at my cool tips post so you can cut crimp and tuck your new cables clean and proper
http://forums.bikeride.com/thread-4891.html
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#7
Awesome, Thanks. I'll pick up the EF's, install and post back on results. Thanks again for your time.
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