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    Upgrading shifters and derailers, anyy surprises?

    I am upgrading my 105 to Ultegra. Is there anything I should know or will this be a a straight forward swap? I am doing levers and F/R derailers derailers with a new chain. Hoping Will only take 2 or 3 hours. Still waiting on levers so trying to get as much info before hand.

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    Not sure what end result you're hoping for, if you're going from '11 105 to current Ultegra but go for it. If the cables/housing on your bike are more than a year old, replace them as well. To swap those parts and put some bar tape would take a good mechanic less than an hour, so you should be able to do it in 2 hours or so. Should be very straightforward.
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    Performance wise no expectations. At some point this winter I am going to buy a Felt FC carbon frame and move everything on current bike over so it's a little bit of getting some wrenching experience and gathering the parts I want. I will build the current bike back up for a foul weather/commuter. Really a pointless exercise other than getting some wrenching experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FeltF75rider View Post
    Performance wise no expectations. At some point this winter I am going to buy a Felt FC carbon frame and move everything on current bike over so it's a little bit of getting some wrenching experience and gathering the parts I want. I will build the current bike back up for a foul weather/commuter. Really a pointless exercise other than getting some wrenching experience.
    That's an excellent excuse, i think
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    Have all the parts now I just need to find he time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FeltF75rider View Post
    Have all the parts now I just need to find he time.
    And some beers...
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    Beer is #1 on the checklist.

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    Well everything is on and now all I have to do is wrap the bars. I figure this is the worst part of the whole project. I am so anal about this attention to detail stuff so this is not going to be fun. I may go buy some really cheap tape to get a good practice run as I have never done this. The swap was pretty straight forward and now I have a fresh chain and new cables. Ultegra does shift a little better but as I said this is more for the experience and a full bike build this winter. Should be fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FeltF75rider View Post
    Well everything is on and now all I have to do is wrap the bars. I figure this is the worst part of the whole project. I am so anal about this attention to detail stuff so this is not going to be fun. I may go buy some really cheap tape to get a good practice run as I have never done this. The swap was pretty straight forward and now I have a fresh chain and new cables. Ultegra does shift a little better but as I said this is more for the experience and a full bike build this winter. Should be fun.
    nice job!
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    Even the bar wrap is pretty easy. But I should've used some different tape. Lizard Skin 3.2 is way thick and not to pretty at the bar end plugs. Other than that I am quite pleased with the results. Test ride was great every thing works and well at that. Looking forward to a good ride tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FeltF75rider View Post
    Even the bar wrap is pretty easy. But I should've used some different tape. Lizard Skin 3.2 is way thick and not to pretty at the bar end plugs. Other than that I am quite pleased with the results. Test ride was great every thing works and well at that. Looking forward to a good ride tomorrow.
    That stuff is hard to make look good. I never tuck the tape over the bar end, i cut an angle just like the finish. It looks cleaner and you don't have the problems w/ plugs like you did. I find the 3.2 looks best if you barely overlap it.
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    2010 Cervelo T1 sprint bike
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    oh, those belong in another forum

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    I did minimal overlap but us the tucking it in part was not pretty.Did not help my carbon bars taper down at the ends. I am going to redo it but I will see how long it lasts. It's pretty plush though.

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    Hey felt, whatcha doing with the 105 shifters lol I need a set.

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