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Old 03-03-11, 09:49 AM   #1
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New Briftersfor Major Jake : 105 or Ultegra

I am finally building up my 2010 JakeTheSnake as the do-it-all bike and tricking out my 2005 Major Jake for pretty much cx racing only. I am going to do a powdercoat that hopefully will come out something like this http://www.flickr.com/photos/bpotstr...th/3707779348/

Currently the MJ has Ultegra 6500 ders on it (Front and rear) and 9 speed tiagra shifters (came with DA but I swapped them out as DA is too nice for a non sponsored cx racer, imo) . I am going to 10 speed on both bikes so I can swap wheels as needed.

I am torn about which brifter to put on the MJ between the 105 5600 (can get used for $80), 105 5700 (Ribble $190) or Ultegra 6700 (Ribble $301).

The JTS will have the 105 5700 on it. It might be nice to have a similar cockpit but I am not too sure about the added value of Ultegra in the brifters for a bike that will hang most of the year and be covered in mud when it is being used (I wreck sometimes too) )

Money is always a factor but I can make any of these options work.

What say you guys..the great cyclocross collective? 6700, 5700 or 5600 for the pimped out MJ?
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Does a 6700 left brifter work with a 6500 front derailleur? I though they had different cable pull at the front - but maybe that's the brakes.
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Does a 6700 left brifter work with a 6500 front derailleur? I though they had different cable pull at the front - but maybe that's the brakes.
Sorry for the delay Spongedad,
I read quite a few reviews/opinions on both sides. I came away thinking that the shifting would work but perhaps not be optimal. I was certainly willing to give it a shot before buying a new front DR.
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pimped out MJ?
racing ID go cheap since things break and cheap x2 costs less than expensive x 2.

Pimped? , spend liberally.
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Cheaper stuff is cheaper to replace and nothing shifts 'awesome' when it is caked in mud. If your CX races don't involve mud, are you SURE it's 'cross?


Last edited by mr.smith.pdx; 08-25-11 at 12:53 AM. Reason: replace the word fix with replace, these are Shimano shifters after all.
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