Potentially my first road bike

Nsylver

Warming-Up
Mar 20, 2012
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#9
Bah, yeah, seller offered for 350 USD including shipping to Japan. Thank for the repost on bad image link.

If I were to put a different/new groupo on this, which one would you use? (keep in mind a university student's budget).
 

FarEast

Maximum Pace
May 25, 2009
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#12
Did you just buy the frame or did you also get the parts that came with it? If it came with all the parts in the photo I really wouldn't bother!

Also I would go Shimano 105 over Ultegra cheaper yet just as good in my opinion.

If you are going to replace part I would strongly suggest checking this shop out:

http://www.sagamicycle.com/

I don't think anywhere can beat those prices right now!
 

AlanW

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Jan 30, 2007
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#18
New tyres
New brake pads
New bar tape

Then ride, ride, ride it. No point spending big bucks on a bike like this. Enjoy it, get fit, then it can become your pub/shopping/commuting/turbo trainer bike when you get something more modern.
 

GSAstuto

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Oct 11, 2009
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www.roadfixie.com
#20
I agree - there are no 'bad parts' on there at all. You'll just want to put on a modern chain, new brake blocks, cables and clean everything. It will ride fine. If you want a retro 'project bike' , then better to look at something that started out in life as a Campy bike.

Totally agree - absolutely no point in purchasing new parts for this bike, its perfect as it is!