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Ultegra's here!!(6 posts)

Ultegra's here!!gs6769
Aug 16, 2002 10:51 AM
Just got my full set of Ultegra here at work!! Spent the last 20 minutes gingerly opening the stylish grey boxes which contain the first groupset I've ever bought whole. It may well be unseemly for a man my age to get so friggin' cranked up over a few pieces of metal, rubber and cable but you know.......I DON'T CARE.
re: ... almost seems a shame don't it???Akirasho
Aug 16, 2002 11:20 AM
... I've got a bad habit of saving the boxes... and sometimes, it almost seems a shame to risk said components on the bike (ala the Dura Ace 25th Anniversary set).

I recently acquired and installed my first full Dura Ace set... purdy. Alas, I did buy the group to use afterall... I feel your giddyness...

We abide.

Remain In Light.
It kinda does.gs6769
Aug 16, 2002 11:28 AM
I'm quite enjoying the whole experience though. I probably will save at least a couple of the boxes after the 'major surgery' at my LBS.

Dura Ace 25th.....nice. I might even *frame* the boxes....naahhhh. That would be freakish. (heh)
It kinda does.filtersweep
Aug 16, 2002 11:51 AM
Congrats- it will definitely be worth it when it is done. I picked my new bike up on Wednesday... finally figured out exactly what the trim control was intended to do (never really worked with 105).

Just curious where you are having the work done? Freewheel literally built my bike in a day- I'm sure that wouldn't happen in April or May.
Freewheel it is.gs6769
Aug 16, 2002 12:00 PM
So the Look is out on the road! Hope I run into you so I can check it out. I'd ask how you like it but "what's not to like?'. You got mostly D/A right? how about stem, seatpost etc?

I talked to the guys at F.W. on Sunday. I'm gonna go with their overhaul package. All the old parts washed, wheels trued, bearings repacked, new stuff dialed in. They're only about two days out on major repairs. They don't goof around at that place! It is coming to season's end but still pretty fast.
Freewheel it is.filtersweep
Aug 16, 2002 1:21 PM
I freaked out on carbon- have the Look seatpost and stem (came with the frameset, although I have some reservations about the stem), and Easton EC90 bars (which are way stiffer than the stock aluminum bars on the old bike)... it just "sort of happened." I do have the Ultegra crankset, BB, and brakes. If I had to pick one or the other, I probably would have gone with Ultegra, but since I could mix it up, I did. I will need to go back to have the right shifter replaced... again, I was carried away and went with a Flight Deck (I just wanted some form of wireless cadence), and the shifting doesn't register (so no cadence). They spent 4 hrs sorting this out, and ended up ordering a new shifter under warranty, although they did mention it is a "common problem".

It still needs some minor tweaks. It has adjustable dropouts, and I think they are a bit out of alignment. I'm also thinking of grabbing a new seat, but they didn't have much in stock.

The carbon ride is amazing, and it is such a quiet ride- no more deraileur noise, or BB creaking. Of course, considering where I was coming from... I mean Trek isn't exactly known for their aluminum.

That overhaul package sounds very worthwhile. It was a real mess cleaning up my old bike for sale.

I've been out after work, but I've been working "summer hours" this week... today I checked out out at 9:30am