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 Post subject: Fightdeck?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:45 pm 
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first rule of fightdeck...........there is no fight deck :wink: :lol:

My apologies, I knew what you meant but just couldn't help myself :)
All the best

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:07 pm 
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Right different tactic. I'm looking at Campag levers now. I can live with this, I'll take the opportunity to just do something completely unfamiliar why not. NO messing with my back wheel then, I can just whack a new cassette on it.

Will get flight decks or better when I do my 'ultimate' build when I have more money.

CARBON ALL THE THINGS except the frame. Like the lunatic I am.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:07 pm 
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...but anyone offering levers still let me know just in case, I am changing my mind every 5 min here...


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:51 am 
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I've got a set of Ultegra 3x9 flightdeck jobbies on ebay now.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/200834645619? ... 1555.l2649


I know you didn't want to go the ebay route,but you knever know yer luck,they may go cheap.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:03 pm 
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Shimano STI's do work with MTB front and rear mechs.
I've been running this setup for a little over a year with no issues at all.
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Tiagra 3x9 shifters, XTR rear mech, LX front mech, SRAM cassette/chain.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:54 pm 
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Nice! I'm flexible though as I'm only using the frame from the mountain bike; so I can go for road bike stuff. Only issue is the possibly-campag wheen vs. the shimano based setup I was planning...but these plans may change!

I am watching that one on ebay, would be perfect but chances are it'll surely go well out of my range :(


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:50 pm 
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I never used the flight deck bit,but the reviews generally say it's a bit of a crock.

The STI bit's good,I'd have them on my aero bars,but they don't fit.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:04 pm 
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DMZ wrote:
Nice! I'm flexible though as I'm only using the frame from the mountain bike; so I can go for road bike stuff. Only issue is the possibly-campag wheen vs. the shimano based setup I was planning...but these plans may change!

I am watching that one on ebay, would be perfect but chances are it'll surely go well out of my range :(


Remember if you're putting a road chainset on an MTB frame then you'll need a front mech that can sweep out quite far (as larger road chainrings need a long BB axle length to clear the MTB frame), thus you might end up having to use an MTB front mech or at a push a triple road front mech.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:38 pm 
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Will the largest chainring on my road cranks (2 chainrings, 52/39 shimano tiagra cranks) sit further inboard than the existing (MTB) when fitted? If not it's well clear. My frame is quite narrow at the rear.

If it is going to sit more inboard would be good to know before I get a mech I won't be able to use...!


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:41 pm 
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BTW I've seen that pic before, you've replied to my threads in the past, nice work! I'll be posting up pics of my creature when its in progress...


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