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Building up a new frame... what to do?(4 posts)

Building up a new frame... what to do?deliriou5
Oct 2, 2003 10:42 AM
I have two Ultegra groupsets, one brand new one that I was planning on using for building up my triathlon frame (minus STI shifters), and one used one which is from my old road frame.

Well to make a long story short, my old road frame had a crack in it, and Specialized decided to send me a replacement frame. The LBS is gonna strip the old bike down, and then build the new frame up. But I was wondering if it's a better idea to put the brand new groupset on my road frame, which I plan on riding much more than my tri bike, or to use the used groupset.
Great bandlotterypick
Oct 2, 2003 10:56 AM
By the way, wouldn't you put the new set on your tri bike, since that's the one you'll be racing with.

If your tooling on your other bike, even thought it has the new frame, certainly the weight and shifting of the new system would be better for your tri bike.

Plus don't all tri guys have to have the newer stuff anyway?
I think you should wear the blue pants today. nm.Steve_0
Oct 2, 2003 11:29 AM
Building up a frameSaddle_Sore
Oct 3, 2003 12:47 AM
I'm also transferring an Ultegra group set from one frame to another. I'm getting my LBS to strip down my No1 bike and put the new gear on it, and the Shimano 600 that was on that bike I am going to try and put onto my No2 bike (currently just a frame).

I would put your shiny new gear on the bike that you are going to ride the most. What's the point of putting it all on a machine that will only seldom be ridden? Get the most out of your kit and put it on the bike on which you will do the most miles.