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    why 105??

    i get the name dura-ace (durable + ace?); ultegra sorta makes sense too (ultimate + alegra? latin something?).

    what does 105 mean? it's such a step away from everything shimano calls its groups...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sp00ki View Post
    i get the name dura-ace (durable + ace?); ultegra sorta makes sense too (ultimate + alegra? latin something?).

    what does 105 mean? it's such a step away from everything shimano calls its groups...
    evidently, no you don't. not at all.

    alphanumeric nomenclature is relative. there's nothing to get.

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    remove the question marks.

    they've evidently confused you...
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    explain the Shimano 600 set then.
    105 has been around for a while.
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    600 became ultegra almost 20 years ago.
    105 has been around since ~5 years prior to that, but never got a name change.
    it seems to be the only group shimano offers without a phonetic name, and the only one ever without a repeating number.
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    Since it's the middle road group, maybe they just left it to make it obvious? Nice stuff, not too pricey, not too flashy, good for commuting and just reliable in general.

    So yeah..no idea. But I know its 'good enough' and easy to find if something does break...
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    wrong forum.

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    Don't question. Just ride.
    It's bad when you're 19 and people consider you an "old geezer" in the current FG community.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mihlbach View Post
    wrong forum.
    Not really. There are quite a few parts from the 105 groupo that are often used on FG/SS ie cranks, brake calipers, etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by mihlbach View Post
    wrong forum.
    right.
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    Why don't you call Shimano? Unless you're simply bored and want to start a pointless thread. If that's the case, then you've succeeded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmoy2002 View Post
    Not really. There are quite a few parts from the 105 groupo that are often used on FG/SS ie cranks, brake calipers, etc
    I'm aware of that, but my point was that you are asking the wrong people. There is a 100% chance that several people on the road cycling forum will know the answer. Basically no one here knows or cares. Its the wrong forum to ask this.

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    i miss when you could talk about bikes here without people b.tching.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sp00ki View Post
    i miss when you could talk about bikes here without people b.tching.
    You must be new to bikeforums.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sp00ki View Post
    i get the name dura-ace (durable + ace?); ultegra sorta makes sense too (ultimate + alegra? latin something?).

    what does 105 mean? it's such a step away from everything shimano calls its groups...
    Ultegra = Ultimate Integrety
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    Quote Originally Posted by operator View Post
    You must be new to bikeforums.
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    hi, my name is sp00ki. it's nice to meet you.
    Quote Originally Posted by bonechilling View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by sp00ki View Post
    hi, my name is sp00ki. it's nice to meet you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bonechilling View Post
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