But too expensive for what it was - but since when has this been a parameter for cool?
OH MY GOD!
Brilliant sarcasm. Everyting we like that is 'cool' on here is too expensive for what it is.
CNC mechs spring to mind.
But seriously, I love the look of Campagnolo equipment, I have some Athena Hubs on a road bike which are as smooth as silk after 16 years and have NEVER been re built or adjusted.
However I am running a shimano spaced Mailllard block and Ultegra STI with them as it works so much better.
If this was a road forum it would be cool, the functionality would not register (Delta's vs Dual Pivots for example).
But for me, off road, Shimano has it.
Campagnolo cool? Non. Not when you are have just smacked you balls on the top tube after having the bare faced cheek and affrontery to try and CHANGE GEAR whilst climbing!
Somerset, like 'Heartbeat' with newer cars!
Retro MTB: 1992 Cannondale M1000 Deore XT M730. 1992 Raleigh Dyna Tech Quantum Deore XT.
Retro Road: 1992 Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra Telekom Shimano 600 STI. 1993 Dyna Tech Ti Campagnolo Athena 8 Ergopower.
Modern: 2004 Wilier scandium Ultegra 6600. 2014 Wilier GTR Ultegra 6800.