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from 9speed to 10 speed 105's


Cappi

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Hi.

 

looking for some advice. my buddy has a training bike and a race bike. the training bike is a raleigh rc 9000 with the 9 speed 105's. his race bike aslo a raleigh, team edition with 10 speed ultegra.

 

to upgrade the training bike to 10 speed :

1. change cluster, shifter, chain and derailleur?

2. will the rear wheels be interchangeable between the 2 bikes?

 

reason for the question on the wheels is that the ultegra bike has ultegra wheels and the 9spd has kysrium elites.

 

are the ultegra and 105 clusters different? ( both 10spd)

 

thanks in advance.

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The changes listed in 1) above will bring the bike up to 10 speed and in theory the wheels will be interchangeable. You may need to do a minor gear adjustment to get the shifting perfect when changing the wheels. Any 10 speed Shimano or Shimano compatible road cassette will work - Tiagra through to Dura Ace or Sram. It may be more cost effective to buy a second hand 10 speed bike than to source new parts for the old 9 speed.

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Thanks mailman and David. Will do costing before we buy. Funny thing is he sold the rc9000 when he bought the team edt. A week later he bought the rc9000 Back cause he missed it so much lol.

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Thanks mailman and David. Will do costing before we buy. Funny thing is he sold the rc9000 when he bought the team edt. A week later he bought the rc9000 Back cause he missed it so much lol.

 

Raleigh rulz, I still hate Probike for dropping the range. Taking a rally affordable bike range out of the market and pursuing more fancy pansy brands.

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Raleigh rulz, I still hate Probike for dropping the range. Taking a rally affordable bike range out of the market and pursuing more fancy pansy brands.

Actually Raleigh dropped Probike. Raleigh did not like the fact that Scott bought Probike and they withdrew the naming rights.

 

Probike had a whole new Raleigh range ready for 2012 and had to destroy all their prototypes when they lost the rights.

 

Raleigh are still imported through Evolution cycles. They are only available through one or two shops and Makro and don't have much of a range

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Actually Raleigh dropped Probike. Raleigh did not like the fact that Scott bought Probike and they withdrew the naming rights.

 

Probike had a whole new Raleigh range ready for 2012 and had to destroy all their prototypes.

 

I do not buy that, why not call them Probike Specials or Lollypops or El Rapido or something like that.

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I do not buy that, why not call them Probike Specials or Lollypops or El Rapido or something like that.

 

That is exactly what they did. Ever heard of Axis?

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That is exactly what they did. Ever heard of Axis?

 

So they did not destroy the "prototypes"?????

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So they did not destroy the "prototypes"?????

The prototypes had the name Raleigh on them. They were destroyed. New ones were made with Axis on them. Besides, the Axis range was slightly different.

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The prototypes had the name Raleigh on them. They were destroyed. New ones were made with Axis on them. Besides, the Axis range was slightly different.

 

Do they stamp the names on or is it just as any bike a decal? What you are trying to explain has a very silly ring to it?

 

BTW are you Brandon?

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Do they stamp the names on or is it just as any bike a decal? What you are trying to explain has a very silly ring to it?

 

BTW are you Brandon?

OK....just for you to understand.

 

In 2011, I had dealings with the product manager of Raleigh. During our discussion, he told me that they had designed a whole new range of Raleighs for 2012. They had built a number of Prototypes, with Raleigh graphics and Raleigh branding.

 

They were taken by surprise when Raleigh International withdrew their rights to sell bikes under the name Raleigh.

 

Because they were not allowed to use the name Raleigh, Probike were forced to destroy the prototypes. I suppose it is cheaper to destroy a frame than sand it, repaint etc.

 

 

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