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 Post subject: Re: Shimano 105
PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:45 am 
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I used to find huge amounts of the champagne finish 105, it always set a bike off nicely. The grey early 105 you are looking for is pretty rare as you have found. It was only about for a short while. I haven't seen any for some years now, even attached to bikes.

I've seen it with RSX, once it was everywhere, no its hard to find. Tricolour 600, everywhere NOS, then nowhere... (i'm talking car boot sales and the tip, my small little world!)


This seems to be the case, there is the odd bit on eBay but nothing like the amount of stuff that even the rarer MTB groups seem to have. I will go for those front and rear mechs for now and I found 2 chainsets in the US but they want strong money for them.

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 Post subject: Re: Shimano 105
PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:58 pm 
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I had a very tidy rear mech. I had it up for sale for ages here and finally got £7 for it.


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 Post subject: Re: Shimano 105
PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:45 pm 
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Lets see a pic of the raleigh. Your build plans sound right up my street.


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 Post subject: Re: Shimano 105
PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:53 pm 
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Don't pay top dollar for any parts at the moment unless you're desparate.

Summer is always a slack time when it comes to availability.

If you wait until Sept/Oct the market usually picks up and more stuff becomes available.

Good luck with your search.


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 Post subject: Re: Shimano 105
PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:03 pm 
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The 105 groupset was and still is a great piece of kit, mine is almost 30 years old and done thousands of miles yet it all looks great apart from the crank arms which could do with a refurb

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 Post subject: Re: Shimano 105
PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:02 pm 
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Bike is usable even with the comical exage country chain set on it. Will get a build thread up when it arrives.

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 Post subject: Re: Shimano 105
PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:26 pm 
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Am sure there are various incarnations of the 105 and these may or may not fit the bill but i'd have a trawl through here: http://www.defietsenmaker.nl/index.php? ... me&lang=EN

Mario's a very helpful guy and he's got cranks, brakes etc, all at a decent price considering it's NOS - depends on your budget and whether they are close enough to the period 105 your looking for?

Worth a gander regardless....


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 Post subject: Re: Shimano 105
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:50 pm 
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Well the mechs have been bagged for £17 the pair which I am well pleased with. The chainset proved a little harder and I found a 6400 tri-colour from hilary stone at only £38 which looked a bit of a bargain as the only 105 for sale I could find was in the US and would have cost more, so it's having a 6400. no sooner do I bag the mechs and chainset than a whole period 105 group pops up for sale :roll: . I'll be watching it but unless it goes cheap I'll stick with what I have.
Anyway for those interested I got a build thread up for this one here: http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... p;t=265370

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