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Old 05-18-09, 06:33 PM   #1
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why do they call it the 105/tiagra volpe?

there's no 105 on it!

http://www.bianchiusa.com/09-bicycle...-d2-volpe.html
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Old 05-18-09, 06:50 PM   #2
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Very true.... But really I don't see anything wrong with the component group. Tiagra shifters are pretty darn good and even the crank is ok. Lower than most off the shelf tourers.

Looks like a pretty nice bike to me. The Tiagra/105 thing is goofy though
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Old 05-18-09, 07:07 PM   #3
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maybe it's either/or not both/and

(bummer they seem to have ditched the leopard print saddle)
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Old 05-18-09, 10:30 PM   #4
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this years Tiagra is 2006's 105..right? Damn marketers, trying to make their stuff sound as good as possible...hah!
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Old 05-22-09, 11:36 AM   #5
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My 2006 Volpe is getting an 'upgrade'...

My 2006 Volpe is getting a gradual 'upgrade', that being from the original tiagras to the latest version, plus a new rear derailieur.

The left brifter was replaced 2 summers ago after a bike/car collision & now the right one is broken from a wack against the ground. So replacing the right-side will make it complete, but a new derailieur is the real improvement accdg to my mechanic. Overall, he sees that the newer stuff trickles down into lower-end components & so, in effect, I'm getting an 'upgrade'.

Another option we looked at was to replace both brifters with Soras instead of just replacing the right-side Tiagra. This was coming down to 6of1halfdozoftheother. A brand new pair of Soras vs one new (to go w/ one less-new) Tiagra, the prices come to within $20 of each other. I figured that it'd be a waste to have a new pair with a spare left-side Tiagra laying around (though I could have sold it on craigslist or something) so we ordered the new Tiagra.

I wasn't keen on changing to the thumb shifters on the Sora I guess. Other than that, what's the diff?

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