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Old 08-11-17, 05:33 PM   #2226
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It is a new house. We had it built in 2013. We'll be here till we move to the nursing home or the cemetery.
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Old 08-11-17, 06:55 PM   #2227
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@RonH - Unless weight is a concern, go with 105. Function is identical.
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Old 08-11-17, 08:59 PM   #2228
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50 miles on another smokey day. lightning last night started a few new more small fires, Started out hot, but some clouds formed and there were some lightning flashes with very loud thunder, made me wonder if my titanium bike was a good choice. Only felt by a few raindrops. Took a new way home.
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Old 08-12-17, 12:47 AM   #2229
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Wife says to bring the bikes into the house for servicing but instead I crack garage door about 1', side door screen up then box fan on high and let-r-rip.

Getting ready to head out at 3AM for a cool, , 81F @ 77% humidity star filled sky first segment ride. Have to be back by 0630 to make breakfast for the boss lady then head out again on the Saturday LBS suffer fest ride. Best of both world's.
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@RonH - Unless weight is a concern, go with 105. Function is identical.
Agreed. For the type of riding that I do -- and probably most of us here -- I've never seen a reason for any group set above 105, which shifts just fine. I suppose if you really wanted to try out the electric-shift stuff you'd have to move up, but that is also way up in price!
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@revchuck and @DougG: The only reason I'm considering Ultegra is because the bike was full Ultegra from the factory in 2001. Of course today's 105 is much better that the old Ultegra.
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Of course today's 105 is much better that the old Ultegra.
There's a twist. What do you look for to determine age?
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There's a twist. What do you look for to determine age?
I have DA 7900 on one of my bikes. 105 5800 shifts better than the last generation ten-speed DA, especially the front.
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Old 08-14-17, 03:17 PM   #2234
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There's a twist. What do you look for to determine age?
The Litespeed and the "old" Ultegra is 16-1/2 years old.
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Two Friends

I'd like to keep an up tempo here, but sharing this may help others to keep riding, doing what keeps us young at heart.
I have 2 friends that have had strokes, each is in my age bracket, both did not have the desire to do any exercise. I used to talk to them about moving without riding in a car, maybe too much. I guess everyone has their own idea of having a good time.
I know there are many reasons for strokes, but staying dormant, sitting for hours is not conducive to good health.
I rode my Me-Mover to the Y yesterday to weight train, I needed a mental boost. When I'm on a bicycle, Me-Mover or throwing weights around, the age thing doesn't exist. Sometimes it's tough to explain what happens when endorphins kick in during sprints, or how you feel after a workout, sometimes even your best friends hear you, but don't listen.
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The Litespeed and the "old" Ultegra is 16-1/2 years old.
OK, but surely there must be a way to tell the newer from the older, especially if the newer is better. Physical difference? Numbers?
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OK, but surely there must be a way to tell the newer from the older, especially if the newer is better. Physical difference? Numbers?
His original was nine-speed and would have been 6500. There were two ten-speed iterations, 6600 and 6700; the first 11-speed version was 6800 and the now-current version is 8000.
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His original was nine-speed and would have been 6500. There were two ten-speed iterations, 6600 and 6700; the first 11-speed version was 6800 and the now-current version is 8000.
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His original was nine-speed and would have been 6500. There were two ten-speed iterations, 6600 and 6700; the first 11-speed version was 6800 and the now-current version is 8000.
I put the Ultegra triple gears from my Trek Pilot 5.2 on my Madone 5.5 (replacing the stock compact double). I think my Ultegra is the 6600, but can't recall.

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OK, but surely there must be a way to tell the newer from the older, especially if the newer is better. Physical difference? Numbers?
The difference I'm concerned with is the fact that I can no longer get new 6500 replacement parts. That's why I'm considering upgrading. The Litespeed is my favorite ride, even though it is heavier than my Cannondale, and it is VERY comfortable.
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Note that when you do the upgrade, the front derailleur requires the use of a barrel adjuster. You can either buy the 6800 version and install one in line on the cable housing, or buy the 8000 version which comes with one built in as part of the FD. Without the barrel adjuster, it's almost impossible to apply enough cable tension to get it to shift to the big ring or to adjust it to take up the slack later when the cable stretches.
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Old 08-15-17, 01:01 PM   #2242
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I have an inline adjuster on my Cannondale (SRAM Red) and haven't had to play with it yet. Now I know what its for. Thanks.
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