my 9speed tiagra shifters have given up on the bike.
the rear lost a bolt and in removing the bolt from the front shifter that has also failed!
i NEED the bike as i'm supposed to be going on holiday with it next week (our holiday is semi based around me riding up some alps)
I can either take a fixed wheel (up alp d'huez yeah right)
I can't really afford £200 for some shifters and aslo i am loathed to buy more 9speed tiagra when it's clearly rubbish.
do i buy a bike off ebay with a 9speed groupo hoping it all works?
buy some microshift shifters?
Put some bar end shifters on my nice modern road bike?
help a man out. i could cry.
PS i also have a campervan to finsih before we go