mixed components

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mixed components

Postby Garfie » 18 Apr 2018, 9:06pm

Hi
Im new here and wonder if I could get some reassurance? I got a new for me bike today and it has a mix of components, like ultegra gear levers,campaq callipers and fsa chainset. I only noticed this evening that the front wheel hub is 105 and the rear Tiagra. I'm worried now that they've done this to hide something? or am I worrying.
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Re: mixed components

Postby chris_suffolk » 18 Apr 2018, 9:19pm

Hi, welcome.

If it's a new bike - what is it - Make, Model? Might help shed some light

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Re: mixed components

Postby Paulatic » 18 Apr 2018, 9:29pm

"New for me " usually means secondhand.

Who is they and are you worried in case you’ve bought something built with stolen parts?
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Re: mixed components

Postby pwa » 18 Apr 2018, 9:31pm

Lots of us "make" our bikes from separate components. And we often end up with an Ultegra something or other combined with a Tiagra thingy. So long as the components are "compatible" there is nothing wrong with that. If it works it is fine.
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Re: mixed components

Postby freiston » 18 Apr 2018, 9:38pm

I take it that it is second hand. It's probably replacement or upgraded parts, chosen according to what was available/what was a good deal/what was considered up to the job. I doubt that it is an attempt at subterfuge (unless it was described differently by the seller).

I dare say that a lot of folk on this board have bikes with a mixture of components. My bike came new with an FSA chainset, Sora front changer, Tiagra rear changer, SRAM cassette and chain, and Microshift shifters. The wheels were both Tiagra hubs with Alex rims but I've replaced the front wheel with a dynamo hub on an Exal rim. That imho provides a cost effective and capable bike.
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Re: mixed components

Postby Samuel D » 18 Apr 2018, 9:39pm

It might have been thrown together to use up whatever collection of components a shop or serial bike buyer had lying around (which doesn’t mean it’s bad but there is that risk).

Or it might have been painstakingly researched and built by a technically inclined person who knew exactly what they wanted. In this case it’s likely to work very well although perhaps not to your precise tastes (exactly as with any bike from a big factory).

In no case would the mix of components be to hide something, since everything is out in the open for any buyer to see. Was the bicycle bought for you by someone else?

The brand names you list are all high quality.

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Re: mixed components

Postby Brucey » 18 Apr 2018, 10:21pm

in many restaurants there is a dish on the menu that is basically made from leftovers. Often (if the chef is any good) it is the tastiest and most interesting thing they sell, and is cracking value to boot.

Your bike could be like that.

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Re: mixed components

Postby Garfie » 19 Apr 2018, 11:46am

Thanks for the replies.
I was just curious as I've only had one bike before and that was all the same. yep its second hand upgraded cube bike.
its comfy looks ok and now has my pedals and saddle ones I'm happier

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Re: mixed components

Postby TrevA » 19 Apr 2018, 6:20pm

A minor point, but Campag brakes have their quick release on the levers, and Shimano have the quick release on the calipers. So with Campag calipers and Shimano levers, you won't have a quick release for the brakes. This is only an issue if you are using wider tyres - 25mm+

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Re: mixed components

Postby Brucey » 19 Apr 2018, 9:28pm

depends how old they are

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