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Old 01-17-12, 11:35 AM
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Please double check my build?

Hey everyone,
I've done research, read reviews, etc, but before I actually buy the pieces I would really like to run my proposed build past the board, just to make sure that it will work, and that I haven't overlooked something. I'm trying for a build on a bb30 frame with the lighter shifting feel of shimano 6600 (+the the three gears per sweep in back) with the excellent front shifting of 6700, and most excellent stopping power; and I'm trying to get maximum performance and weight savings out of a pretty modest budget. What do you think?
Proposed:
Crankset - SRAM Force bb30 (I already own this part)
Cassette - PG 1070
Chain - SRAM whatever
Shifters - Ultegra SL
FD - 6700
RD - 6600 or 6700
Brakes - 6600/6700/Force

In the categories with more than one option (RD, BR), do you have an opinion about what would perform the best? What would YOU change about this build, if anything? Would you substitute any DA7800 stuff in there, if I can find it affordably?

Thanks for your help and input!
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Old 01-17-12, 11:44 AM
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LBS .. Drop by the shop, they can see, I cannot.
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Old 01-17-12, 12:16 PM
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Pardon? What can the LBS see that you can not?
Maybe I did not make myself clear in the first post. This is a proposed build - I do not yet have (most of) the components; I am asking about their compatibility and functionality before I buy them, so 700 dollars later I do not end up with lots of pieces that will not work nicely together. To the best of my knowledge this is basically a theoretical discussion, which the internet typically excels at. Yes, I will probably also ask at my LBS, but in addition to that I would like to ask here, where there is the knowledge base of many many people rather than just one very busy mechanic, and where there is not the added pressure of having to buy everything right there, right then.

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Should work very well togeather. It all depends on what value you put on weight and finiish. I own one bike with DA 7800 and its great but I would not pay the extra if it had not been part of a complete used bike.
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Apparently the term "pretty limited budget" didn't register with you.

To the OP: depending on which shifters you choose (6600 or 6700 series) choose brakes to match. Apparently Shimano changed the geometry of the 5700/6700/7900 brakes and the cable pull of their matching brifters to correspond. So, if you use 6700 brifters, use 6700 brakes. Otherwise use the 6600 or Force brakes with 6600 brifters

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That is excellent to know, thanks!
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Pardon? What can the LBS see that you can not?
Its a typewriter, and you posted a shopping list.
and you asked to check a shopping list ,
'check my build' to a mechanic means, .. did you do it right.

I see a not a camera to see and with hands that can touch things ,

or a drone for reconnaissance , or to kill 'them', remotely.

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