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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:26 pm 
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Relatively cheap :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:34 pm 
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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
Money saving tip - Old Shimano 6/7/8 speed mechs work just fine with 9sp Shimano STI (says the man running an RD-1055 with 9 speed cassette/shifters).

Oh aye - Keep an eye on eBay for carbon forks that don't finish on a Sunday, there are still bargains out there.

STI shifters are difficult to pick up cheap though.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:40 pm 
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Yip, it's the shifters that are indexed, the mechs just do what they are told. 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:49 pm 
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Someone in the road section sold an almost new pair of 10 speed Ultegra STIs for £68 posted yesterday - they lasted about 15 seconds so I missed them.

I've been tracking carbon forks on ebay for a while, could have had some cheap ones if I needed a shorter steerer. I'm getting close to biting the bullet and pushing the button on some of those Hylix ones direct from Taiwan and hoping they slip through customs.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:21 pm 
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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
If you don't mind mismatched shifters, keep your LHS shifter and just buy a newer RHS shifter? Everybody seems to want matching pairs (bloody tarts), so single shifters can be cheaper.

I'm running a black-lever LHS 105 that I got new last year for less that £30 from wiggle - mikee had a spare RHS 9sp Tiagra chrome lever that he sold for a very reasonable price. Job done.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:14 pm 
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I've recently purchased a Hylix post and a Kalloy Uno stem. Very cheap weight savers. Both lighter than my Ritchey WCS items. FWIW and I'm sure you know this but tyres and tubes are the easiest, have a look at CRC for a pair of maxxiis road tyres :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:26 pm 
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Yep, already done tyres/tubes, wheels, bar, stem, chainset. Started looking at microshift groupsets now, decent reviews and look like good value.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 4:53 am 
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Rumble wrote:
Anyone got any cheapish roadie bits (retro or modern) - looking to upgrade and loose some weight from my main road bike. Things I might be interested in, in order:

Carbon fork (1 1/8, 190mm+ steerer)
9 or 10 speed STIs, mechs and cassette
Carbon seatpost, 30.9
Brake calipers

Cosmetics not all that important, cheapness more so :lol:


Ive got a Kuota carbon post but its 29.8mm. Real weird size but a 1mm shim would take it to 30.8 and with some carbon paste it might work. Ill post more details and a picture if your interested. Was thinking about £14 posted. Or you can collect if you live in Glasgow. Cheers Tref


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:10 pm 
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Fork sale >>>>>>http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=270917


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:14 pm 
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kaiser wrote:
Fork sale >>>>>>http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=270917

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=270917


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