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    Do STI weights include inner cables?

    Do Shimano's claimed weights for STI shift/brake levers include the inner cables? Should I assume that weights listed on the Weight Weenies site are with inner cables (unless otherwise stated)?

    The reason I ask is that I just got my new Alpine scale from Feedback Sports, so I can finally weigh my whole bike. The Alpine reports a weight slightly lower than my calculated weight, so I'm casting about for the reason.

    The only parts on my bike that I haven't weighed individually are the Deore LX STI units, the shift cables, and the frame. The frame weight is based on the manufacturer's claim (dicey, I know, but I don't cherish the idea of completely stripping my bike just to get an exact frame weight). I based the STI weight on a listing in the weight weenies site that does not specify that it does or does not include the inner cables.

    Thanks in advance for any guidance.

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    I'd assume the weight is with the inner cable unless detail is provided to the contrary.
    Trev!

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