Shimano ST-EF505-8R available in Australia

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Shimano ST-EF505-8R available in Australia

Postby Sleeqb7 » Wed Apr 03, 2024 7:40 pm

Evening.

I've been training for the Tour de Brisbane for months now, had an issue with my brakes and took the bike for a service and to get the brakes dealt with.
During that process, the cassette and chain were also swapped, but whatever damage those components had was apparently holding the ability to change gears together, as such, I am no longer able to shift gears.

It's 11 days until the ride I've spent months training for, and I can't find this part available in stock wherever I have looked in Australia.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to where I can find this part;
https://bike.shimano.com/en-AU/product/ ... 05-8R.html

If it's in Brisbane and I can go grab it and get it installed I can finish my training, but worst case if I can get it from elsewhere in Australia at least I'll be able to actually ride the Tour de Brisbane, not wasting months of training.

99 Bikes can't get it, Pushys is out of stock, Bike Bug is out of stock, the 3/4 other places I saw listing it are also out of stock.

Please and thank you for any information you can assist with, you will have my eternal gratitude.

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Re: Shimano ST-EF505-8R available in Australia

Postby Duck! » Wed Apr 03, 2024 9:56 pm

Have you tried changing the gear cable?
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.

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Re: Shimano ST-EF505-8R available in Australia

Postby Thoglette » Wed Apr 03, 2024 10:57 pm

Have you tried changing your mechanic?
(Chain/cassette wear causing a shifter failure is immensely strange )
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Re: Shimano ST-EF505-8R available in Australia

Postby Sleeqb7 » Thu Apr 04, 2024 7:07 am

Duck! wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2024 9:56 pm
Have you tried changing the gear cable?
I'm not a mechanic, nor do I know anything. I just ride. Mechanic says the part is required I don't know better.

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Re: Shimano ST-EF505-8R available in Australia

Postby Sleeqb7 » Thu Apr 04, 2024 7:08 am

Thoglette wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2024 10:57 pm
Have you tried changing your mechanic?
(Chain/cassette wear causing a shifter failure is immensely strange )
That's certainly the plan going forward, however at this moment I have 10 days to get it sorted so I don't have time to shop around.

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Re: Shimano ST-EF505-8R available in Australia

Postby Andy01 » Thu Apr 04, 2024 10:23 am

Thoglette wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2024 10:57 pm
Have you tried changing your mechanic?
(Chain/cassette wear causing a shifter failure is immensely strange )
Agree. Not to mention a bike mechanic changing drivetrain parts and then handing bike back to customer unable to change gears - really strange.

OP - did the same mechanic tell you that it is a dodgy shifter (or are you making an assumption), and did he check the cable and/or adjustment ?

It looks like the right side shifter in your link. Perhaps Google Park Tools Rear derailleur adjustment and work through the YouTube video to see if it isn't either a cable or RD adjustment issue. The video is easy to follow and the only tool you need is a philips head screwdriver and maybe a pair of pliers.

It is, of course much easier if you have a bike work stand, which you probably don't, and although a bit awkward, not impossible without one (especially if you have someone who can help get the back wheel off the floor while you pedal and try to change gears).

A 60 second Google revealed;

https://www.beasleycycles.com.au/st-ef5 ... -disc.html - in stock, $35

https://pedalheads.com.au/products/shim ... disc-brake - in stock, $50

I didn't look further.

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Re: Shimano ST-EF505-8R available in Australia

Postby MattyK » Mon Apr 08, 2024 10:37 am

Worst case install separate brake and shift levers.

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Re: Shimano ST-EF505-8R available in Australia

Postby find_bruce » Mon Apr 08, 2024 12:19 pm

Andy01 wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2024 10:23 am
A 60 second Google revealed;

https://www.beasleycycles.com.au/st-ef5 ... -disc.html - in stock, $35

https://pedalheads.com.au/products/shim ... disc-brake - in stock, $50

I didn't look further.
The problem is that even though both are described as 8 speed, the detail reveals they refer to the left hand lever for the front derailleur.

It is looking like there is a worldwide shortage from Shimano
It doesn't get easier, you just get slower

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Re: Shimano ST-EF505-8R available in Australia

Postby Andy01 » Mon Apr 08, 2024 5:58 pm

find_bruce wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2024 12:19 pm
Andy01 wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2024 10:23 am
A 60 second Google revealed;

https://www.beasleycycles.com.au/st-ef5 ... -disc.html - in stock, $35

https://pedalheads.com.au/products/shim ... disc-brake - in stock, $50

I didn't look further.
The problem is that even though both are described as 8 speed, the detail reveals they refer to the left hand lever for the front derailleur.

It is looking like there is a worldwide shortage from Shimano
Thanks for the correction - I missed that.

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