I've been neglecting Campag gear recently having gone over to all-Shimano mid 90s and never looked back. However, cleaning up my old Super Record hoard for my TI Raleigh has given me the love back - well, that and seeong so many great builds on here!
So my next build is going to be based around 2000's era all-alloy Campag. Being a snob and a ponce ... erm, a gentleman of discerning taste, I mean ... I'm sure I'll aim for Record and Chorus where possible, but it occurred to me that I have no idea how the ranges have stacked up relative to each other since the mid 90s! Any pointers to the ranges over the years would be much appreciated. Velobase is a bit light on components from the 2000s
I lost out on this auction earlier:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0474884211
which may be a blessing in disguise as it gives me more time to find out a bit about Ergopower units. As I said above, I definitely want all-alloy, and I definitely went this 'second-generation' style as well - the current ones are really ugly, though I have no doubt they're super-comfortable, and the 1st gen are just too big.
I believe I'm right in saying that Record was never all-alloy in this style, right? Also I think Chorus was only all-alloy in 9-speed and went carbon for 10? So what would have been available in all-alloy 10-speed??
I gather the current sequence thereafter goes Athena - Centaur - Veloce but where did stuff like Mirage, Xenon and Daytona fit into the range. And what's this new QS business. I have pretty small hands so is this a good thing for me? I remember the old Mirage Ergos in the mid 90s as having a pretty hefty lever throw in order to change gear.
Finally, do you typically have issues mixing 9 and 10 speed components with Campag, eg 10sp crankset with 9sp cassette/Ergos, or 9sp Ergos w 10sp mech?
Thanks in advance for all input!