Parts for the Roberts (2)

The Shimano Ultegra 6700 Gruppo has arrived.

In the end, I decided to purchase all of the new components for the Roberts re-build online.  It wasn’t an easy decision.  I like to support the local bike shops.  However, I quickly learned there were more options online and a significant difference in price.  I saved over $500 on the group alone.

This has been an interesting project and it is still not complete.  I have a few minor items to source but I am ready for the re-build.  I first built up the Roberts frame over 30 years ago before my son was born.  He is 30 now, a much stronger rider than me and, admittedly, a better mechanic.  I am looking forward to re-building the bike with him.  This is a team effort.  He helped every step of the way.  Design.  Sourcing parts.  The build.  And, I suspect, with the riding as well.

The project continues!

In case you have not been following the project, I have included references to previous posts below.

  1. Bars, stem and seaport – https://pedalworks.wordpress.com/2013/12/30/parts-for-the-roberts-1/
  2. Possible parts to consider – https://pedalworks.wordpress.com/2013/11/10/selecting-components-for-my-c-1980-roberts/
  3. Options considered – https://pedalworks.wordpress.com/2013/10/26/selecting-components-for-the-roberts/
  4. Cold setting the Roberts frame – https://pedalworks.wordpress.com/2013/10/24/cold-setting-the-roberts-frame/
  5. The Roberts frame stripped down – https://pedalworks.wordpress.com/2013/10/12/c-1980-roberts-handbuilt-frame/
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