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Old 09-24-18, 03:00 PM
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Upgrade Titus Modena

I have an old Titus Modena (2006?). I want to put new components on it. Currently has 1999 Ultegra! I donít want to get a new bike, I want to make my Titus lighter and more fun to ride. What can I do with this old of a frame?
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Old 09-24-18, 03:04 PM
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Lighter wheels, new style outboard bottom bracket if you don't already have one. Better tires with higher thread count. What is the current weight?
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You can do alot, what is your budget? how deep do you want to go into the rabbit hole?
Its a really nice frame. definitely worthy of a rebuild.
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I do not know the current weight, will need to weigh it. Thanks for your input!
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I could put $2,000 into it. A guy @ a bike shop says I should just get a new bike!
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Ride a couple of new bikes and see what you like better, currently have a 2004 Seven Alaris I've been riding close to 15 years now, has Campy Record 10 speed which still works fantastic, thinking about upgrading the wheel set so I can go tubeless, a larger rear cassette and maybe change out the crank from the current 53/39 to a 50/34 to help the old legs out.

The only thing I wish I could do that I won't is run tires larger than 28mm, currently can only get a 25mm on the front because a 28mm rubs the top of the fork crown, think with a wider rim than the current Campy Eurus it would lower the profile and allow a 28mm.

Before I do the upgrades I'm going to ride a couple of new bikes and see if they really ride that much better than what I'm riding now.
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Old 10-01-18, 12:00 PM
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2G will give you alot of options. Before you go down the upgrade route.Ask yourself how does the bike fit, are you completely happy with the fit.

Zippfish brought up a go point on tires. Some of the older frames will limit you up to 25mm ( some even at 23mm) would this be an issue. Then again I have an older Litespeed that allowed me to mount 28mm tires.

A 2G rebuild can can get your titus running DA (might have to get some used parts) or ultegra R8000 with mostly new parts. a 2G new bike, you will likely run 105s.

Wheels will eat up a good chunk of the 2Gs though.
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Old 10-11-18, 09:47 AM
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Thank you for those ideas, sounds good!
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