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Old 11-02-10, 08:34 PM
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possible bargain for me?

I have a friend who is willing to sell to me Shimano 105 front and rear derailleur and 9 speed cassette for $50
  1. Is this a good deal?
  2. Is it worth upgrading my Tiagra derailleurs on my Scott S40 Speedster? I have about 2000 miles on my components.
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Your signature makes the answer complicated...
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You don't need them.
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Originally Posted by Velo Gator View Post
Your signature makes the answer complicated...
How do you mean Velo Gator?
2009 I rode 1222 road miles. I have picked up my ridiing. I have also got a new Jamis 650b1 in September.
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Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
You don't need them.
10 Wheels can you elaborate why?
not worth the money for the upgrade or ...?
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Your components are good for what riding you do.

You might need new parts after 25,000 miles.
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Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
Your components are good for what riding you do.

You might need new parts after 25,000 miles.
I agree. Unless yours are worn out you are unlikely to notice any difference. Assuming they are in good shape it would not be a bad deal if they were something that you needed, but if not save the money or look for a good deal on some nice bibs.
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Originally Posted by RidingMatthew View Post
How do you mean Velo Gator?
2009 I rode 1222 road miles. I have picked up my ridiing. I have also got a new Jamis 650b1 in September.
Sorry, your signature has been significantly changed since I posted that...

Err, I'd say keep what you have.
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If you said for $50 you could upgrade sifters from say Sora to Tiagra... then yes. If you really needed a new cassette and RD/FD... then heck yes. Sounds like you just want to upgrade.

If you want to upgrade for upgrade sake.... then sure. Just don't expect anything amazing to happen.
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or buy them to keep as spare/backup for future replacements in case installed ones gets destroyed or something? If an FD, RD or cassette needs to be replaced in the future, it would cost more than $50
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That's a decent deal, but I don't think you'll see any performance upgrades from it.

I'm guessing it's some older 9 speed 105 parts.

Stick with what you've got unless you need to change up your gearing. Then buy/swap the cassette if it's the gearing you need.
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the differences between 9 speed 105 and current gen Tiagra are very minimal, except that a lot of the Tiagra stuff is actually better. Marginally. I'd get the cassette if it is new or close to it since those wear out eventually anyways. Otherwise don't bother.
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The derailleurs would not make any difference for you. The cassette would be a different story. Like, would you need a different cassette for climbing? Even then it might be easier/cheaper/better for you to just buy a new cassette for your current set.
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