Originally equipped with Ultegra 6500 9-speed, it's now a mish-mash of FSA, 105, Ultegra 6500, Ultegra 6600. The handmade 36-hole Open Pro wheels are long since worn out. Needless to say, it doesn't brake, go, or shift quite as smoothly as it once did. I've been constantly futzing with the futzables to keep it running, but it's time for a complete bike makeover.
On a recent trip (a subject for another post), my brother pointed out that a complete 6700 groupset is available from Merlin Cycles for around $700, a great price.
So with that my newest upgrade adventure started, and is now underway. New components, new bottle cages, new wheels and tires, new bars and tape. In fact the only holdover from the old bike will be the frame, fork, seatpost, and seat. I'm not going exotic -- no carbon, though the new bottle cages are Ti. I'll document the process with before and after pictures and weight reduction spreadsheet in a few days when the last components arrive!