105 shifters - not sure what route to take

daniel_b
daniel_b Posts: 11,766
edited May 2013 in Commuting chat
Gents,

still refurbing my Felt, and have bought a fair few bits.

The bike originally had 5510 shifters, and I bought a 5600 right hand 10spd shifter, without realising that the shape of the hood was different as well as the reach of the levr, so it would look a bit daft to be honest.

So I am toying with the idea of getting a pair of 5700 levers, but read somwhere that there is a potential compatibility issue with the front and or rear derailleur?

Anyone know if I should be ok?

I have seen the Merlin deal that comes with both, but it's in Silver and I would ideally like black.

Also, I see in the kit it has a braze on front derailleur, and I'm sure I am being daft here, but I can't figure out how i would replace the current one with a braze on if that was required.......
I have a feeling my Felt 5510 groupset would be clamp on as opposed to braze on?
I'm not really sure what I need to be looking at to figure it out :oops:

If it makes any difference, the bike is a double, and I am swapping from a double to a compact.

Dan
Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
Scott CR1 SL 12
Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
Scott Foil 18

Comments

  • rubertoe
    rubertoe Posts: 3,994
    With regards to the front derailleur you can get a braze on converter here. others are obviously available.

    With regards to the rear mech, I would of thought that any 10 speed shimano rear mech will work with 5700/5600 shifters, i know that shimano compatibility chart suggests otherwise - but that is probably just so that you buy new mechs...
    "If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got."

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  • mudcovered
    mudcovered Posts: 725
    rubertoe wrote:
    With regards to the front derailleur you can get a braze on converter here. others are obviously available.

    With regards to the rear mech, I would have thought that any 10 speed shimano rear mech will work with 5700/5600 shifters, i know that shimano compatibility chart suggests otherwise - but that is probably just so that you buy new mechs...

    I'm currently running 105 front (compact double) and rear mechs with 5700 shifters. No shifting issues at all.
    It might not be quite as perfect as Shimano might like but it does work just fine.

    Mike
  • rubertoe
    rubertoe Posts: 3,994
    what model mechs though?
    "If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got."

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    B-Twin Alur 700 = Sundays and Hills
  • itboffin
    itboffin Posts: 20,062
    I think I have a new 5600 LH in black, lol I also have a new silver RH 5600

    really got to stop buying stuff and not using it.
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  • keyser__soze
    keyser__soze Posts: 2,067
    Brake cable pull is different between 55/5600 and 5700 too, so be careful with your brakes.
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  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,766
    Thanks KS, had no idea about this - thanks to Mr ITB above I will be going with a matched 5600 setup :-)
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • pitchshifter
    pitchshifter Posts: 1,476
    Brake cable pull is different between 55/5600 and 5700 too, so be careful with your brakes.


    I have 5700 levers and have used 5600 brakes and 6700 brakes. Both work fine, it would be hard to tell the difference.