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Old 03-08-11, 01:13 PM   #1
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Upgrading from shimano 105 flight deck to .............what?

Im looking to upgrade/replace my old Shimano 105 flight decks. I busted the left side, front right, shifter on a ride the other day. They have been on the bike for years and thousands and thousands of miles. Now its time for me to get a little something nicer for the rest of this riding season before I sell my bike. I ride an early 2000's Trek 1500. Its been really good to me besides this recent snafoo. Let me know opinions, what is good (why?), what is bad (why?), and I'm looking for something reasonable. I'm no pro rider!
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Old 03-08-11, 01:31 PM   #2
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the Price Point Plateaus in groups sets above 105 are Ultegra and Dura Ace.

You can just get a new replacement for what you have,
if they work and yours don't, that alone is an upgrade.
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If everything else works, I'd replace what is broken and leave the rest alone. As you plan to sell anyway, this would be the most cost effective way to go. Even finding really great deals, you will not recoup upgrade costs when you sell.
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9-speed? Since you need to replace the shifters you may as well upgrade to 10-speed. All you will need are the 10-speed shifters, cassette, and chain. 10-speed 105 shifters are now double or triple specific, be sure to get the correct type. There have been problems using 10-speed 105 triple shifters with a double crankset.
New shifters should come with new cables and housings.

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If everything else works, I'd replace what is broken and leave the rest alone. As you plan to sell anyway, this would be the most cost effective way to go. Even finding really great deals, you will not recoup upgrade costs when you sell.
+1, though this is the least fun way to spend other people's money
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I don't know a whole lot about this stuff but everything seems to work fine except when I push the break lever in to shift from my small sprocket to my big sprocket it just makes a snapping noise and sticks, pointing inwards at 90 degrees. It definitely doesn't even come close to engaging.
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I`ll agree with most of the other posts here already. 105 is a great group and there`s no point looking at higher group since you`re not involved in competition.

So just replace what you have and I`d even suggest skipping an `upgrade` to 10 speeds within that groupset. Sometimes LESS is better.
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hi there. sorry for bumping this thread, but this one seems the best to post my doubt.

I'm buying parts for my new bike and I don't know if I get a ST-5600 and flight deck or a 5700 (new version, incompatible) and another computer.

Is this computer that good? Any tips?
It's my first touring/cross/commuting bike (all in one lol) and I don't want to spend unnecessary money, unless it's a good feature.
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Left lever as it shifts 2 chainrings , even the 10 speed double still has just 2 chainrings.

Its the right one that commands the rear Mech.


I note : the New Trek Carbon Forks, have the wireless sensor made to go In the fork
Rather than strapping around it...

to the above , Just buy a $25 bike computer , the only advance is the Buttons
were put in the side of the brake lever hoods on the flight deck stuff.

A bike computer itself is Largely unnecessary.. [touring, I just used the Odometer function]

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hi there. sorry for bumping this thread, but this one seems the best to post my doubt.
A new post would be better than dragging up a 2 year old one, for the computer, either look at a real basic one, or a GPS you can download from, like a Garmin 200, they cost more, but give much more functionality than a computer
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What info do you need and want? If it's just speed, time and distance, than almost any Cat-Eye model will more than meet your requirements and be both reliable and low cost. If you want navigation and a lot more, Garmin makes a dozen different models starting at $$ and going up from there.
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I'd look for a good condition used part same as what you have, it's high grade, just worn out.
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I'd look for a good condition used part same as what you have, it's high grade, just worn out.
Apparently all the OP wants to know is if he should buy something compatible with his old Flight Deck computer or not. He isn't asking about upgrading or not upgrading the shifters, he's already going to do that.
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Apparently all the OP wants to know is if he should buy something compatible with his old Flight Deck computer or not. He isn't asking about upgrading or not upgrading the shifters, he's already going to do that.
This is a 2 year old post that has been dragged from the mists of time, have a feeling the OP has had they question long answered, and isn't interested anymore, as they haven't been active since 2011
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