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 Post subject: What's happen to Shimano
PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 7:31 pm 
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105 group set :? It seems to have gone from the planet :( Why?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 12:41 am 
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It didn't eat its greens and got sent to be early.................... :P

I was quite chagrined to notice recently that of the 1993 Klein Q's, the 105 equipped was lighter than the Ultegra setup!


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I was trying to buy a 105 headset recently, few places advertised them but then said they couldn't get them. Decided on a Stronglight A9 instead, their stuffs been pretty good when I used it before, just not the 'look'.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 10:02 am 
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Cab wrote:
I was trying to buy a 105 headset recently, few places advertised them but then said they couldn't get them. Decided on a Stronglight A9 instead, their stuffs been pretty good when I used it before, just not the 'look'.


Chain reaction were selling 105 for £10 at the start of the year. Now non left. Nobody has any


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 11:29 am 
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I think it may go ( for marketing purposes ) the sad way of beloved LX. You'll have Ultegra, tarty Ultegra and then Dura Ace. @rse.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:29 pm 
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Probably the importer is waiting for the next container.
Try www.roseversand.de in Germany who are very good.

The importer for Germany does bring in a lot more stuff than Madison into the UK, including a wider range of cassettes etc.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 3:28 pm 
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Agency_Scum wrote:
I think it may go ( for marketing purposes ) the sad way of beloved LX. You'll have Ultegra, tarty Ultegra and then Dura Ace. @rse.


by "tarty ultegra" I guess you mean the graphite SL??

Looks cheap and crappy. Far prefer a silver finish. Nothing worse than colour partially worn off levers, cranks etc. But then I guess the fishing tackle maker wants us to renew every 2 years.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:06 pm 
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A really god mechanic siad to me recently...

" Campagnolo wears in and Shimano wears out. "

Quite prophetic I thought.


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My modern bike's got Ultegra SL. My frame is dark grey/graphite so it kind of matches. It's a little bit lighter than normal Ultegra.

Why does the word "Sante" keep popping into my head?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:03 pm 
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You're lookin' forward to Christmas?? :P


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