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Be aware these Tiagra 4700 shifters only work with Tiagra 4700 front and rear mechs.
BUT PLEASE READ ON!
I knew this and was prepared to purchase additional parts if required - at this level it wouldn't break the bank.
Now my previous set up was Campag Centaur 10 speed shifters/front mech/rear mech but the front shifter was 'troublesome', something to do with the non linear spacing between sprockets on Campag cassettes perhaps.
Never the less I fitted these Tiagra levers and just for interest after a bit of tweaking found I could get the rear mech to shift adequately, in fact much better than the original Centaur set up but not as crisp as say a 105 or Ultegra set up.
The front Centaur mech wouldn't move sufficiently, the pull ratio must be vastly different.
So, do I need a Tiagra 4700 front mech?
Well fortunately I'd just bought a NOS Dura Ace 7800 front mech for an older bike so fitted this and once again after a bit of tweaking found it worked perfectly well.
Unfortunately it won't be staying on this, my winter bike so will be swapped for another Shimano front mech (a Sora or 105) but barring Tiagra 4700, through research it is generally considered that virtually all 8 speed onwards, Shimano, mechanical derailleurs share the same pull ratios. (Older Shimano compatibility tables back this up too).
Anyway, the bottom line is, Tiagra 4700 can work more than adequately with other brands and/or other Shimano models. So if initially you only need to replace one component and Tiagra 4700 is what you're looking at, then you may strike lucky, otherwise be prepared to replace other parts. Good luck.
It was well packaged and delivery was just on time.