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    Quote Originally Posted by Gus90 View Post
    I actually have an LBS here who will give me a price of $180 on a set of shifters that are fresh off a new bike that someone put ultegra on, so that seems too good to pass up.
    For 5700 105's? Yeah, that's a decent price installed. They're under $150 this week from Ribble. That's still hardly worth it to me for simply a cable-free look (but it's your money). Personally I'd put that $180 aside for a 5800 group next spring (your wheels are 11s compatible), and ride what you've got for now. Either way, you've been a good sport in this thread. Cheers!
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    If i upgrade the whole set, I'd likely pop for the ultegra, but at that point, I think I'd just want a whole new bike and look at something with di2. This model is actually quite heavy due to the aluminum steerer. Without the accessories it's 18.25 lbs including pedals.

    Figure, I'll run this bike into the ground for a few more years. The cable mess really does bug me so for a few bucks, cleaning it up is about as much as I'm going to do to it. That and replacing the red cage with a white one and going with black lizard skins. Got to learn to stick to the less is more mantra, it really is true. Looking at the other bikes on here it validates that.

    All the advice has been extremely helpful from everyone , it basically confirmed some of the things I think i didn't really love about the bike but couldn't admit it. Plus who doesn't enjoy a good ribbing now and again.
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    @Gus90 I would sell the bike and buy a new one. It seem to me cheaper to buy a new bike than to build up your current one. Cost of components and frame separate are ridiculous. I'd upgrade to Giant TCR Composite.

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    It's install AND new tape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gus90 View Post
    All the advice has been extremely helpful from everyone , it basically confirmed some of the things I think i didn't really love about the bike but couldn't admit it. Plus who doesn't enjoy a good ribbing now and again.
    Just so it's clear, your bike working well for your body is a much bigger priority than any aesthetic considerations. Kind words from internet yahoos (myself included) isn't worth it if you have to lower you bars to the point that you can't ride your bike safely and comfortably for hours on end. By all means, work on getting to that point gradually (removing a spacer at a time, etc), but don't kill yourself if you never reach the flipped and slammed limit.
    Quote Originally Posted by RollCNY View Post
    I would wager that not riding in Minnesota is just as fatiguing as not riding in New York.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gus90 View Post
    It's install AND new tape.
    That's a decent price if the 'cable mess' is bugging you that badly. You can probably sell you current STI's and recoup about half.

    I know what you mean about the current frame. My carbon bike is low to mid quality (on the heavy side with alloy steerer). I'm really interested in 6800...but not sure the frame justifies it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dtrain View Post
    That's a decent price if the 'cable mess' is bugging you that badly. You can probably sell you current STI's and recoup about half.

    I know what you mean about the current frame. My carbon bike is low to mid quality (on the heavy side with alloy steerer). I'm really interested in 6800...but not sure the frame justifies it.
    I just don't have the desire to spend thousands on a new bike right now, seems like a few hundred to spruce it up a bit is worth it for the next couple of years. I'd not waste money upgrading my group either, not for this bike at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gus90 View Post
    I just don't have the desire to spend thousands on a new bike right now, seems like a few hundred to spruce it up a bit is worth it for the next couple of years. I'd not waste money upgrading my group either, not for this bike at least.
    im im with you Gus90! I have a 07 caad 9 I went with 5700 shifters and 6800 brakes and love it. I wish I could drop a few grand. But no need rt now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gus90 View Post
    I just don't have the desire to spend thousands on a new bike right now, seems like a few hundred to spruce it up a bit is worth it for the next couple of years. I'd not waste money upgrading my group either, not for this bike at least.
    o by the way. If you go with the new shifters you should really replace brakes as the cable pull is different with the new levers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cannondale125 View Post
    o by the way. If you go with the new shifters you should really replace brakes as the cable pull is different with the new levers.
    Interesting, i didn't realize that, this may make the cost not worth it. I'll check it out, thx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gus90 View Post
    Interesting, i didn't realize that, this may make the cost not worth it. I'll check it out, thx.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gus90 View Post
    Interesting, i didn't realize that, this may make the cost not worth it. I'll check it out, thx.

    So, how much has it cost you to participate in this thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cannondale125 View Post
    o by the way. If you go with the new shifters you should really replace brakes as the cable pull is different with the new levers.

    I switched out 5600 levers for 5700 - even knowing that there was a difference in pull, I couldn't tell.
    Quote Originally Posted by RollCNY View Post
    I would wager that not riding in Minnesota is just as fatiguing as not riding in New York.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
    I switched out 5600 levers for 5700 - even knowing that there was a difference in pull, I couldn't tell.
    Yeah, I'm not sure ill need to change the brakes, referring to brake pull, is it supposedly a shorter pull on the lever than the 5600? I'm not sure i really understand what exactly is meant by pull. I'm home now so I can google it, lol

    I googled it, i think it boils down to the strength of the spring in the brake calipers to pull the cable back. In my case, since my cables will be routing into and through the zipp vuka sprint bar rather than between the bar and the tape, I don't think it will be an issue for me as there shouldnt be any increased tension or friction from being squeezed under tape. At least thats my theory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slackerprince View Post
    So, how much has it cost you to participate in this thread?

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    well, if I don't need to swap the brakes to work with the 5700 shifters than about $210 for shifters black tape and a white cage. Or, a a month or two supply of beer. :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gus90 View Post
    Yeah, I'm not sure ill need to change the brakes, referring to brake pull, is it supposedly a shorter pull on the lever than the 5600? I'm not sure i really understand what exactly is meant by pull. I'm home now so I can google it, lol
    It's a slight difference in leverage - supposedly it takes a harder squeeze on the brake lever to give equal stopping power; hasn't been a problem for me.
    Quote Originally Posted by RollCNY View Post
    I would wager that not riding in Minnesota is just as fatiguing as not riding in New York.

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    Is this the "Hot or Not" photo thread? Or, the Shimano Lever/brake compatability thread?

    And, yes, the hidden cable levers pull more cable than the previous exposed shifter cable versions. So, braking will old calipers and newer style levers will be firmer and less powerful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigfred View Post
    Is this the "Hot or Not" photo thread? Or, the Shimano Lever/brake compatability thread?

    And, yes, the hidden cable levers pull more cable than the previous exposed shifter cable versions. So, braking will old calipers and newer style levers will be firmer and less powerful.
    Ok, ok, play time is over, back to posting your bikes, thanks guys you've been great, sincerely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gus90 View Post
    well, if I don't need to swap the brakes to work with the 5700 shifters than about $210 for shifters black tape and a white cage. Or, a a month or two supply of beer. :/
    Then, you got off easy.
    Scorchin' HOT will cost you another grand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slackerprince View Post
    Then, you got off easy.
    Scorchin' HOT will cost you another grand.
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    It'd be amusing to see the median price of bikes that get majority hot votes from this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bahula03 View Post
    It'd be amusing to see the median price of bikes that get majority hot votes from this thread.
    Probably a bit lower than some imagine.

    Might be equally amusing to see the median price of those that recieve not votes. And, to compare the two values.
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    More pictures, less chit chat.

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    If I were buying a new bike now, it'd be this but with black tape, saddle, and cages.. Couldn't find a pic of one properly staged but Hot or not?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gus90 View Post
    If I were buying a new bike now, it'd be this but with black tape, saddle, and cages.. Couldn't find a pic of one properly staged but Hot or not?
    So, you posted a pic of a bike you'd like, but couldn't find the one you like, so posted this one, mis-staged and all, in the Hot or Not thread? Even I know better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Square Wheels View Post
    So, you posted a pic of a bike you'd like, but couldn't find the one you like, so posted this one, mis-staged and all, in the Hot or Not thread? Even I know better.
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