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Shimano - Assembly, compatibility and purchasing questions
I have a few questions about a bike I’m building up. I bought a very lightly used (no scratches, even) Fuji Team Pro 2009 frame and fork. I’ve gotten the right sized saddle and a seatpost and handlebar. The next thing is the drive train. I’m in the market for an Ultegra 6800 drive train (other bike is Shimano 105, so sticking with the same company). I also picked up a set of used wheels for training with the plan to buy better wheels later. I have a few questions:
Will Bontrager Race Lite wheels (pre-TLR wheels - 2009/2010-ish?) with the original hub work with a modern Ultegra setup? I assume the most it can handle is a 10 speed. I was thinking of going with a 10 speed cassette and then get an 11 speed later with new wheels, if I felt the need.
Will a 10 speed cassette with no spacer behind it work with an 11 speed Ultegra setup or will there be side effects?
Also, is it best to buy a groupset outright or piece it together? Which is going to be cheaper?
Specs I am looking at buying are:
Ultegra 6800 (non Di2)
BB – English
Crank – 50-34, 172.5
Front – Braze on
Rear – mid-cage derailleur
Cassette – 11-28 or 11-32
Thanks for the help!