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Join Date: Sep 2006
Bikes: '06 trek 7300, '05 db wildwood, '07 felt z35
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my build: pro's and con's of pirating parts off current bike
i should have asked this before i started ordering parts. here's the sitch;
my current bike is a cf felt z25 frame with 105 components.
i have a steel soma smoothie es road frame that i'm going to build up. this will be my rough-road/weather bike. so far, i've purchased a cf fork, rival brifters and a terry falcon saddle. for xmas, i received some cycling gift cards...so i'm ready to start buying more components.
since i'm building a "weather" bike, i'm considering upgrading my existing bike and using the replaced 105-level parts on my build.
what are the pro's and con's of doing this?
i would like to have a sram brifter/dr bike just so i can have something different than i'm used to. i don't know if i should keep my z25 as a shimano set-up or convert it to sram and move the shimano parts to my new build.
any comments, experiences, suggestions would be greatly appreciated!