I am new to forums and bike handy work in general not having done more than changed a few tires, brake pads etc.
I picked up a new reasonably light aluminium frame for an excellent price recently and now I need a complete groupset to fit to it.
If anybody could kindly answer me a couple of questions it would be greatly appreciated..
Firstly, since the new frame has internal cable routing I was wondering am I limited to a particular level of groupset (e.g. Shimano 105) or can you simply wire any group set internally irregardless of it's quality?
Secondly, since the frame has direct brake mounting only, it's my understanding that I'll need to buy 2 adaptor pieces to turn them into traditional single mount? (unless I was able to find a 105 group set that included direct mount calipers, but that doesn’t look to be possible from what i've seen)
Are such adaptors an easy thing to find and inepensive? And are there disadvantages to them (less the miniscule extra weight added)? Like I say, I don’t think I’ll be able to find a complete groupset with direct mount brakes, or at least not a Shimano 105 one, and that really is the most expensive groupset I can possibly afford.
I've been put off by buying a groupset piece by piece, because it seems a considerably more expensive way of doing things.
Many thanks for any advice,