Just a random shitpost
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So I decided to swap out the 3400 Sora brifters on my Bianchi Via Nirone 7 for 6500 Ultegra brifters (which meant that it was going to stay a 2x9 drive train), but shit quickly escalated out of control as I decided to go full retard and bling out my bitch in full 6500/7700 components. If I had actually thought this through, I could have just gone for a 10sp 105 component set, but nope: Sora shit was getting on my nerves, thumb shifters were pissing me off, the black & white Reparto Corse brakes were starting to look a bit garish, and to be honest, I'm pretty much trying to get rid of all the white parts on the bike that I can.
I ordered some other parts off eBay and got some parts off associates connected to my LBS, and got to work. I only had enough time tonight to work on my rear derailleur before I realized that I only had two cable ends on me and no black cable housing to replace the current white cable housing that's been getting on my nerves for the past two months.
Will do brakes and shifters tomorrow, but for today...rear derailleur.
In my hands, old-assed Dura Ace 7700 9sp rear derailleur. On the bike, new-assed 3400 Sora 9sp rear derailleur.
New commuter thru bike 2 work
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I work at a bike shop and hence get deals on new bikes. I also live in Britainland, so i can also on top of this take advantage of the govt's 'bike to work' wage sacrifice scheme. Basically i can get 40 - 50% off retail on 2013 bikes, plus with b2w i can get an additional 20% off (tax saving)
So - looking for a new commuter bike for around £500 (after initial discount but not tax saving) as i don't want to take too big a hit on my wages.
So yeah can anyone think of anything i can't?
Must have -
At least tiagra/veloce/any sram
No toe overlap (size is 56 so generally not a problem)
Not crabon (crabon fork is ok tho)
Manufacturers we deal with -
Specialized, Focus, Cannondale, Giant, Dawes, Koga, Mekk, Whyte, Genesis, Surly, Wilier, Storck.
Currently looking at Focus Mares AX 4.0 (pic related)