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    The Improbable Bulk Little Darwin's Avatar
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    Source for Tiagra Group

    My LBS seems to be having trouble finding any of their suppliers to provide a Tiagra group for me to upgrade an older touring bike.

    Any ideas on where I can help them look to locate a good source for a reasonable sourcing for a group?

    I don't want to spring for the higher end groups that they could find quickly...

    They can find bits and pieces here and there, but can't sem to get a whole group together, and they seem to be working for me here to get a group price instead of prices for individual components.

    Any other ideas for compromises to keep cost down while keeping similar quality?

    I don't want to deal with the hassle of selling a BikesDirect frame etc.
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    It seems easier to find Sora than Tiagra. Usually on ebay Tiagra is more readily available. Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by cs1 View Post
    It seems easier to find Sora than Tiagra. Usually on ebay Tiagra is more readily available. Good luck

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    I don't like Sora shifting because of the inability to downshift in the drops... Otherwise, Sora did occur to me.

    Even though I will be on the hoods most of the time, I think the inability to downshift in the drops would bug me... even though it wouldn't be a real impact often enough that I should let it be a show stopper.
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    I think Quality Bike Parts is the standard, but I don't know about an actual "group." You can start here though, and build it from parts:
    http://www.bikemannetwork.com/biking...PSHRDSH/LD4435

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Darwin View Post
    I don't like Sora shifting because of the inability to downshift in the drops... Otherwise, Sora did occur to me.

    Even though I will be on the hoods most of the time, I think the inability to downshift in the drops would bug me... even though it wouldn't be a real impact often enough that I should let it be a show stopper.
    Have you ever ridden a Sora group? I've been riding Campy for a while. Even with small hands, I have no problem reaching the thumb levers.

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    You want Tiagra? I'm interested in this frame (and maybe a handful of the parts):

    http://cgi.ebay.com/2007-Bianchi-Via...QQcmdZViewItem

    Perhaps we can go in together on an offer? Or I can 'pre-buy' the frame from you? PM me if interested...
    "The older you do get, the more rules they're gonna try to get you to follow. You just gotta keep livin', man, L-I-V-I-N." - Wooderson

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