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Compatability question(1 post)

Compatability questionLone Gunman
Apr 27, 2003 3:26 PM
It appears as though my '99 Ultegra componenent group is showing it's age and collective wear and tear. Close to 12K on it, I got play in the BB in the spindle, the STI is not shifting cleanly 100% of the time and the FD I'm using (105) works better than the original Ultegra. I got some longer rides coming up and am contemplating upgrading to DA drive train.

In using a best price shopping comparison service it seems my best pricing on DA parts (STI, F&R deraileur, BB, crank, sram chain[I like them]) it appears that Jenson has the best prices, around $650 for the parts listed.

My questions are: Will my newer (under 1000 miles) Ultegra cassette work okay with DA, would my old 52/42/30 Ultegra crank work or could I just buy chainrings and swap them rather than buy a new DA crank, and will I need a DA or Ultegra BB and is the DA BB that much better than an Ultegra?