New bike maybe has non factory parts on it

TattooJay

Warming-Up
Apr 7, 2010
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#1
Little long of a post here.

Evening every one. I've switched from my MTB to a road bike last week and I love it!

Here the problem thou. Theres this new bike store that opened up here in Sasebo, nice, clean and well laid out store. I walked in, and seen this bike, a Scott Speedster S55.2.

I sat down on it, road it from one end to the store to the other felt good. Picked it up and looked at it, every thing look in good condition. Seen the price and it ran for about 95,000 Yen. So I got it.

So far no problems with it. Then a couple days ago, I was lifting the back, felt little heavy and I got some extra cash left to play with to upgrade my casset and drive train. So I was looking into the bike for reviews and could not at all find a Speedster S55.2 theres s55's, but on the japanese site

http://www.goldwin.co.jp/scott/bike/products/onroad/speedster_s55.html

Theres and mine look WAY diffrent. Photos coming soon too.

Then I was looking for my drive train, and can not find it any where on the internet, just says Shimanno on the crank arm. So I looked at the Saftey Information Pages they gave me that where to go to the front drive, Bottom Bracket and rear drive system.

The one they gave me was saying my chainwheel is model number FC-TY40 and other number on the right saying FC-TX71, the manual is SI-6KVOB. The more I looked into it, it seems they took out the orignal Crank set and replaced it with a Shimanno Tourney Mountian Bike one.

What should I do?

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Any help would be so great!
 

kiwisimon

Maximum Pace
Dec 14, 2006
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#2
Relax, you got a bike that has factory spec parts on there. THe pic in the photo is just to show what the bike looks like and what the crank length measurement is. The spec list shows the cranks as being FC-2350. these.
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apart from the dust caps not there they look the same. Relax, spend you left over cash on tools and spares and ride the hell out of a good looking bike.
 

fredstaple

Speeding Up
Nov 1, 2009
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Puerto de la Santa Maria
#4
Good looking ride

If you got extra cash, maybe some clipless pedals and a pair of cycling shoes would help performance and make riding more enjoyable. Worry about upgrades once the stuff you have wears out. Just my two cents worth.
 

TattooJay

Warming-Up
Apr 7, 2010
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Sasebo
#5
Yeah, still geting use to it, almost there before I switch over. I have CrankBrothers Candy petals that I was using for my Mountian bike before I switched.
 

kiwisimon

Maximum Pace
Dec 14, 2006
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#6
Whew! I was a little worried. Thanks for the quick reply.

Also, you know why I cannot find a S55.2 any where on the internet?
Can't find that blue anywhere either so it might well be a second batch ordered after the initial factory run. hence the .2 after the model number
 

FarEast

Maximum Pace
May 25, 2009
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Yokohama
#8
Its a Japan Specific model the S55.2 is the newer version thus the .2 the one listed on the website is the .1 version.

They normally release a v2 on very good production runs where they are no longer able to source certain parts such as bars, stem or groupsets and theus need to change the listed specof the original.

It can also be where they are unable to source the original frame materials and have to upgrade certain materials of the frame yet keep the pricing the same.