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The Tiagra groupset is sweet!

1996 Trek OCLV with new wheels and groupset

I realised I haven’t yet shared my joy at having my bike upgraded with a new Tiagra groupset and Shimano 501 wheels.

Tiagra 10sp double groupset

The bike originally came with an 8-speed Shimano Ultegra 600 groupset, which was top of the line at the time.

The bike went into storage in about 1999 only to come out about 8 years later when Mum started to ride it. She eventually replaced the cassette with a Shimano HG-41 MTB cassette so that she had a granny gear.

When I started riding the bike last year, I replaced half the groupset with an 8-speed triple ring Sora groupset from a 2005 Giant OCR3.

But now it is adorned with a full 10-speed double ring Shimano Tiagra groupset.

Shiny new 10sp cassette and rear derailleur

It’s going to take a while to get used to the new gear ratios. Especially because I don’t have any double-up in the middle of my range like I used to. But once I’ve ridden a few times I’ll be set.

New view over the front of the bike: check out the cool white tyres

I even got new brakes with the new groupset. No more panicking when I ride too fast.

I can’t wait until next week when I should finally be able to take my sweet new-ish ride out to see how she handles.