> I have well over 10,000 miles on D/A 8 spd STI's with no signs of
> deterioration. I did have to replace the cable on the RH side (rear drlr)
> not long ago and anticipate replacing the cable housings in the next year
> or two. Pretty comparable to any downtube shifter set-up in terms of
> longevity so far.
That's nothing compared to the 50K+ miles I put on a set of DuraAce 8-speed STIs on my 1992 Vitus 992. Over the winter I upgraded the 992 to DA 9-speed and moved the 8-speed stuff to an old Trek 1400, where it continues to give flawless service.
firstname.lastname@example.org (John V. Everett)