Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Beaverton, OR
Bikes: 2013 Kona Jake, 2015 Kona Jake the Snake, 2008 Kona Major Jake, 2013 Kona Jake the Snake, 2006 Kona Kula, 2012 Ridley Excalibur, 2001 LeMond Buenos Aires, 1984 Pinarello Gran Turismo, 1982 Trek 614, 1978 Austro-Daimler, 1987 Pinarello Montello
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A 2007 Ridley with 9-speed 105 components doesn't add up. I believe that the 10-speed 105 group was introduced in 2006. Something sounds fishy there.
Anyway, there were some pretty big technology improvements between the 5500 105 components (9-speed) and the 5600 105 components (10-speed). I don't think the extra gear makes a big difference, but I'm not sure a 9-speed 105 setup is better than a new bike with Tiagra components. For instance, what's the crankset on the Ridley? Does it use an Octalink bottom bracket or external bearings?
If you're willing to buy from Performance Bike, you can get a 2009 Fuji Cross Comp with 10-speed 105 stuff for about $1000.