shimano 6700 hoods on 5700 shifters

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markynulty
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shimano 6700 hoods on 5700 shifters

Postby markynulty » Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:57 pm

Hi

I have a set of 5700 shifters which I damaged during a crash on Saturday. Trying to get hold of some new hoods, but can't find a UK shop that has them in stock. Does anyone know if the 6700 hoods will fit? They look very similar but just wanted to be sure.

Thanks in advance.

patattack
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Re: shimano 6700 hoods on 5700 shifters

Postby patattack » Tue Mar 12, 2013 19:22 pm

Hey!

Don't do it, they won't fit..

I had some Ultegra 6700 shifters a few months back. They broke, and so I switched to 105 5700.

They're completely different, and infact the 105 5700 ones are infinitely better. The 6700 ones (which i switched regularly) were thin and loose,and I found would always slip out of their logical place, obstructing shifting.

The 5700 hoods are excellent, a lot thicker and tougher and therefore hold their place.

Eitherway, I'm 99% certain the 6700 ones won't fit.

Pat


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