Mmm tasty new Avanti

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Re: Mmm tasty new Avanti

Postby dinga78 » Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:13 am

anyone know if the spyres are ok with the versa shifters, looks like i need these as the other cable discs will hit my foot when pedalling
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Re: Mmm tasty new Avanti

Postby MattyK » Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:38 pm

dinga78 wrote:Whats the one on the left??

And Mattyk i dont see how showing a $400 solution to my problem is helpful......:)
Depressing maybe....

Did your bb7 cables get in the way??

left looks like a BB7. Maybe the S version with the black knobs.

$96 each: http://www.merlincycles.com/trp-spyre-d ... 63801.html
If that's too much then run a Spyre on the rear only and something else on the front.

No problem on my bike, because it only has a front disc, and a rear mini-V.

Spyres are designed to work with road-pull levers, which the Versas are.
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Re: Mmm tasty new Avanti

Postby dinga78 » Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:47 pm

Yeah saw that merlin deal. Thst price is ok. I would put them on front and back i think bb7s arent much cheaper.. Thanks for the advice

Just gotta sell my kayak and the i can get this done!
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Re: Mmm tasty new Avanti

Postby Calvin27 » Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:22 pm

Ordered!

*Edit - crap, I didn't know it came with rotors - and 140mm is sold out. Too excited haha.
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Re: Mmm tasty new Avanti

Postby dinga78 » Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:10 pm

Are the calipers the same between a 140 and 160mm rotor?
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Re: Mmm tasty new Avanti

Postby MattyK » Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:06 am

Yes, just the rotors and caliper adapters will be different, but you won't need either.
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Re: Mmm tasty new Avanti

Postby dinga78 » Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:30 am

Folks the trigger has been pulled...
Versa srs 11 shifters purchased
Trp spyre brakes ordered from merlin cycles
Jagwire hyper stainless universal brake cables
Giant contact 44cm, 135 drop 90mm reach
Fizik bar tape and 90mm cinelli stem just in case.

Will post photos as i go
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Re: Mmm tasty new Avanti

Postby MattyK » Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:37 am

Looking forward to seeing it!

Did you get a new shifter outer cable or did you figure the existing one is long enough?
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Re: Mmm tasty new Avanti

Postby dinga78 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:44 pm

new shifter outer 3m of sp41 shimano. figured it was just easier. got a 60mm race face stem on sale from merlin also so i have the full range covered.....think the current 110mm stem and long top tube will be too much of a stretch for me but we'll see.

will have spare 160mm rotors that i cant use and possibly the riser bars, alfine 11 shifter and avid elixr 1s if anyone needs any gear cheap.
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Re: Mmm tasty new Avanti

Postby the grid » Fri May 02, 2014 4:43 pm

Theres a XL inc 3 on ebay and bike exchange no bids yet at $800
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