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Old 11-14-08, 12:12 AM   #1
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Help w/ shifters

Here's my build diary so far.

I have these items being shipped from the States:
Surly Crosscheck frameset ($361 delivered)
Shimano 105 FC 5600 w bb ($99 delivered)
Shimano 105 10 speed cassette ($52 delivered)

And I am picking up the rest of this here:
Shimano 105 rear der ($55 local)
Shimano 105 front der ($36 local)
Shimano 105 10 speed chain ($25 local)
I do have a number of other parts that are lying around for this build, but I don't have shifters. What would be the best shifters? I was thinking about the Shimano ST 5600. Could I use Ultegra 10 spd? Any help would be great.
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Old 11-14-08, 02:26 AM   #2
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Here's my build diary so far.

I have these items being shipped from the States:
Surly Crosscheck frameset ($361 delivered)
Shimano 105 FC 5600 w bb ($99 delivered)
Shimano 105 10 speed cassette ($52 delivered)

And I am picking up the rest of this here:
Shimano 105 rear der ($55 local)
Shimano 105 front der ($36 local)
Shimano 105 10 speed chain ($25 local)
I do have a number of other parts that are lying around for this build, but I don't have shifters. What would be the best shifters? I was thinking about the Shimano ST 5600. Could I use Ultegra 10 spd? Any help would be great.
Unless you are willing to go SRAM I think you are locked into Shimano unless you go Campy with a JTek converter. Last I saw Nashbar was blowing out Ultegra shifters for $150US
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Old 11-14-08, 02:31 AM   #3
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That's with the Triple shifter. The double is $333.
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That's with the Triple shifter. The double is $333.
You can run triple shifters on a double just fine. The throw for each shift is the same so you will just not be using one of your clicks.
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man... this is CX.. no one uses the front derailleur. j/k. I know that is a dumb statement.

Get whatever is cheaper...then if you dump the bike and the sti breaks, you won't be too pissed.
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Old 11-14-08, 02:28 PM   #6
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Barcon and friction ftw! But that's just me.
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http://www.probikekit.com/display.php?code=D0005

or just get 105/ultegra/DA if you can get it for cheaper

you might also want to add inline or barrel adjusters for your brake cables if you're going to use cantilevers with shimano levers.
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I bought some Ultegra's off Ebay for cheap. I have to go into the field for a week, so no riding, buying, or looking at this board.
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Suntour Command shifters, the best shifters ever made. They should be on every bike, every build.
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