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Best/cheapest way to upgrade components

Old 09-05-09, 05:09 PM
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Best/cheapest way to upgrade components

Go to bikes direct

buy: https://bikesdirect.com/products/windsor/knight9.htm

Replace tiagra parts on my caad9-6 with ultegra parts from the windsor.

Put tiagra parts on the windsor

Sell windsor for a few hundred less than bought.

I think it makes complete sense given that ultegra shifters alone are over 200 dollars
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Old 09-05-09, 06:40 PM
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or you can just pick up a Rival group for like $650 and save yourself the hassle
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Originally Posted by Val23708 View Post
or you can just pick up a Rival group for like $650 and save yourself the hassle
This price from a certain poster here, or are there shops selling them for that cheap now? The usual places are in the $900-$1000 range from my last check.
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Old 09-05-09, 07:35 PM
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This price from a certain poster here, or are there shops selling them for that cheap now? The usual places are in the $900-$1000 range from my last check.
I saw 700 for it on ebay
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I put together a full set of new 6600 from ebay and sales for $480 including all shipping this spring. Now that 6700 is out, you should be able to find it even cheaper.
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Originally Posted by Val23708 View Post
or you can just pick up a Rival group for like $650 and save yourself the hassle
$650 where, may I ask?
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Originally Posted by Val23708 View Post
or you can just pick up a Rival group for like $650 and save yourself the hassle
Really? Where ?
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Old 09-05-09, 11:06 PM
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Originally Posted by tagaproject6 View Post
Really? Where ?
~$700 at pbk .. was cheaper before but the dollar has been dropping

otherwise you can piece it together on ebay:

Shifters:250
Crank + BB: 145
Brakes: 110
Front DR: 42
Rear DR: 70
Cassette: 61
Total: $678 for all New in Box components and about 3 mins of searching.
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Originally Posted by Val23708 View Post
~$700 at pbk .. was cheaper before but the dollar has been dropping

otherwise you can piece it together on ebay:

Shifters:250
Crank + BB: 145
Brakes: 110
Front DR: 42
Rear DR: 70
Cassette: 61
Total: $678 for all New in Box components and about 3 mins of searching.

If you like SRAM, this sounds like a no brainer. Besides, the BD link has a triple. Ewww.
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Best/cheapest way to upgrade components
do all of your shopping here.
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Yep, buy the cheap Rival or 6600 group and then just ebay all the Tiagra bits. You'll come out the same without dealing with the Windsor.
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do all of your shopping here.
^^^^ That.

Best prices, great service and great guy to deal with.
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Originally Posted by botto View Post
do all of your shopping here.
Shill.
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Thanks...heard a lot of good things. Going to have to try and do business.
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Originally Posted by JonRidesBikes View Post
Go to bikes direct

buy: https://bikesdirect.com/products/windsor/knight9.htm

Replace tiagra parts on my caad9-6 with ultegra parts from the windsor.

Put tiagra parts on the windsor

Sell windsor for a few hundred less than bought.

I think it makes complete sense given that ultegra shifters alone are over 200 dollars
How I shill
I fixed your sig
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My roommate has been wanting a cheap bike so he can ride with me, and I've been wanting to upgrade myself, so this looks like it could be a good deal for me. Upgrade my Trek to Ultegra, and give him the Windsor with Tiagra.
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Originally Posted by khatfull View Post
Shill.
incorrect.

next time, before you make an ass of yourself (again), learn the definition of the word before you use it.

ok? thanks.
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Originally Posted by botto View Post
incorrect.

next time, before you make an ass of yourself (again), learn the definition of the word before you use it.

ok? thanks.
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Originally Posted by Velodad View Post
How I shill
I fixed your sig
I dont quite understand what he's trying to sell....
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Originally Posted by botto View Post
incorrect.

next time, before you make an ass of yourself (again), learn the definition of the word before you use it.

ok? thanks.
From Wikipedia: "A shill is an associate of a person selling goods or services or a political group, who pretends no association to the seller/group and assumes the air of an enthusiastic customer."

and...

"In marketing, shills are often employed to assume the air of satisfied customers and give testimonials to the merits of a given product."

You have a link to psimet's site in your sig for God's sake. Certainly every post you make doesn't need to be a testimonial for psimet?! Everytime someone asks about purchasing pretty much anything, you recommend psimet. Is he the answer for every person's every need? Hopefully you have bought stuff from psimet before...

Psimet does a better job about being low key about his products and services than you do...your sig and constantly droned recommendation actually makes psimet less legitimate.
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Originally Posted by khatfull View Post
From Wikipedia: "A shill is an associate of a person selling goods or services or a political group, who pretends no association to the seller/group and assumes the air of an enthusiastic customer."

and...

"In marketing, shills are often employed to assume the air of satisfied customers and give testimonials to the merits of a given product."

You have a link to psimet's site in your sig for God's sake. Certainly every post you make doesn't need to be a testimonial for psimet?! Everytime someone asks about purchasing pretty much anything, you recommend psimet. Is he the answer for every person's every need? Hopefully you have bought stuff from psimet before...

Psimet does a better job about being low key about his products and services than you do...your sig and constantly droned recommendation actually makes psimet less legitimate.
still makes you incorrect. again and again.

now move along little boy, you're boring me.
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still makes you incorrect. again and again.

now move along little boy, you're boring me.
The only way I'm incorrect is if you've ever bought anything from psimet. Period.

You keep responding though, so you mustn't be too bored.
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Originally Posted by khatfull View Post
The only way I'm incorrect is if you've ever bought anything from psimet.
Period.
You keep responding though, so you mustn't be too bored.
which is one - of many reasons - why you're incorrect.

now do me a favor, and frak off.

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