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thinking of new groupset on a 2006 trek 2200. worth it?

Old 04-10-11, 05:58 PM
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thinking of new groupset on a 2006 trek 2200. worth it?

i looked into a new grouping on my bike last year and decided not to go for it. now i'm looking at it again and prices have jumped up since i last fiddled with the idea of it. if i scrap my old school ultegra that's currently on it for a full on campy chorus 11 compact, will it be worth my time and money? i might kill the wheelset too and the handlebars for lighter fare but the groupset comes first even though i know the wheelset sucks. i can get the campy for 1200 or so minus the bike shop swapping out the ultegra for it. pricing the new bikes out there, they are way out of my league. let me know if it's a good idea to do this or not.
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Old 04-10-11, 08:45 PM
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you're riding on an 06 with ultegra, sure its not the 'latest and greatest' but its a good ride.

cash-wise you're so close to replacing the whole bike with a new chorus-equipped bike, i would just keep saving. take a look around and sell everything you don't need/use, save for little bit more then grab a new ride and relegate the 2200 to a rainy day beater.
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what kind of a ride should i look for if i'm wanting to go all chorus and compact with possible 12-27 or 12-29 cassette? i'd have to go custom build one since i haven't seen anything with what i'm looking yet.
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I was in a similar boat -- 2005 Trek 2100, Ultegra 6600 RD, 105 FD (Triple), 105 shifters. Was considering going Ultegra 6700 compact. My advice -- don't do it. Framesets have advanced significantly since then. I ultimately went in for CAAD 10 with full 105-5700 and an VERY glad I did.
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Originally Posted by CLTNewbie View Post
I was in a similar boat -- 2005 Trek 2100, Ultegra 6600 RD, 105 FD (Triple), 105 shifters. Was considering going Ultegra 6700 compact. My advice -- don't do it. Framesets have advanced significantly since then. I ultimately went in for CAAD 10 with full 105-5700 and an VERY glad I did.
Also, I sold the 2100 for $800 on CL, which went a long way toward the replacement bike. The 2100 truly was in mint condition with very low miles, though. LBS offered me $250 for the 2100, but were unfront in indicating that I would do much better selling it myself. Timing was good in that I needed to unload it right before the riding season (Feb)
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Problem with wanting that groupset is that all the bikes will be around 4K. ALso Competitive Cyclist blows out older year models w whatever groupset you want:

http://www.competitivecyclist.com/fr...lx01-6948.html
You can get this for $3232 with 2011 Campy Chorus.
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i'll keep your tips in in mind. i understand that frames have came along way since mine has been out technology wise and how they're designed. maybe i can find a great frame on ebay or something. i'll scour the net and figure something out. not in a complete rush but want the best i can get my hands on and save a little doing so.
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Originally Posted by eippo1 View Post
Problem with wanting that groupset is that all the bikes will be around 4K. ALso Competitive Cyclist blows out older year models w whatever groupset you want:

http://www.competitivecyclist.com/fr...lx01-6948.html
You can get this for $3232 with 2011 Campy Chorus.
The frameset is $1000 and you can get chorus + a very nice wheelset for $2000 so you really are not saving on the group.

If you want chorus and have 3k to spend by all means go with a new bik. If you don't want to spend that much you really won't be out much upgrading to chorus and then upgrading the frame down the road. The little money you save buying the complete bike may be spent in intrest if you don't buy cash.
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If you piecemeal your new groupo off ebay, sell your ultegra, and learn to do the work yourself (its pretty easy) you'll probably only spend a few hundred bucks. campagnolo components are robust enough that you can get something a few years old and it will still perform like new. there are plenty of utube videos that will teach you to perform bicycle maintenance. there are only a handfull of speciality tools required that you could buy cheap (and have forever) or bring the bike to the shop just for that particular service.
campy also make wheels! last year I picked up a set of 06 zondas from ebay,1600gms, they rock. the best part is they were only $220 delivered. throw on a cassette for $50.

some people will advise against used parts but so long as the cash is coming from my pocket and not some multinational sponser they'll be good enough.
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