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 Post subject: SHIMANO VS CAMPAGNOLO
PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 3:41 pm 
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personally i am a campag person, what do you lot prefer?


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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 3:58 pm 
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Campag on the road, Shimano off, but if doing a new build road or mountain would go sram.


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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 4:25 pm 
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I prefer Campagnolo, but only pre-1986 stuff.


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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 4:45 pm 
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Campag wears in, Shimano wears out.


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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 5:25 pm 
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Campag - running to catch up since 1988.

Never got used to the ergonomics of the Ergo levers though I liked the solid shift feel.


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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 7:00 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 9:23 pm 
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Depends who's asking - but the new electronic Dura-Ace groupset is the most incredible concoction of bike kit I've ever had the pleasure of using.


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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 10:11 pm 
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Location: New Forest, UK
IN a perfect world:
The look and durability of Campag, but with the freehub design that Shimano have sewn up with patents.

I've ridden a '96 Record / Chorus mix bike all winter for the past three years, still looks good as new.
They even make their chainrings out of metal, unlike ShimaNO who use some kind of cheese / cardboard composite.:shock:

I love the teeny grease ports on Record hubs and headsets, and the fact that you can adjust bearings with the wheel still on the bike. Campag is simple to maintain.


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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 9:18 am 
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dbmtb wrote:
but the new electronic Dura-Ace groupset is the most incredible concoction of bike kit I've ever had the pleasure of using.


be interested to see how it stands up to a good british winter - water, salt, sludge etc over a lengthy period of time. Probably ok in californian climate lab conditions. Can you tell I'm a technophobe?


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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 11:25 am 
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Technophobe? Don't blame you after Mektronic...mind you that was French electronics and 5 years of Peugeot ownership taught me about that...:shock:


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