Campagnolo Vs Shimano . . .?

Postby fatwombat on Sun 13/Dec/09 7:19pm

Hey: I'm looking at replacing my 53/39 cranks with a compact 50/34 wheelset. Looking around, it seems to me that Centaur and Veloce componentry is as cheap or cheaper than Ultegra and even 105 in some cases.

What do people think of the relative merits of Campag and Shimano?
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Re: Camagnolo Vs Shimano . . .?

Postby happybaboon on Sun 13/Dec/09 7:23pm

My lower-midrange campag gear (Mirage) has performed flawlessly.
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Re: Camagnolo Vs Shimano . . .?

Postby musket on Sun 13/Dec/09 7:58pm

Are you talking about a full group, or just a crankset and wheelset?

Centaur is great stuff - I have chorus on one bike, centaur on the other, and part of me actually prefers the Centaur.

If you're buying a groupset, you need to get the latest iteration of Centaur. It's the newer lever, but part way through the year Campy introduced a stiffer spring, to remedy the early production ones, which had an overly light and vague feel, often resulting in over shifts.
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Re: Camagnolo Vs Shimano . . .?

Postby thelivo on Sun 13/Dec/09 8:01pm

Its a ford vs holden argument. Both will do what you want extremely well, and it essentially comes down to personal preference.

Me? Started with shimano, but now I :love: campag
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Re: Camagnolo Vs Shimano . . .?

Postby Oli on Sun 13/Dec/09 8:02pm

thelivo wrote:Its a ford vs holden argument. Both will do what you want extremely well, and it essentially comes down to personal preference.
And price. :thumbsup:
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Re: Camagnolo Vs Shimano . . .?

Postby shmoodiver on Sun 13/Dec/09 8:07pm

campy ftw!
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Re: Camagnolo Vs Shimano . . .?

Postby Oli on Sun 13/Dec/09 8:08pm

And someone fix that damn thread title stat. :hmmm:
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Re: Camagnolo Vs Shitmano . . .?

Postby fatwombat on Sun 13/Dec/09 8:16pm

How do we fix that - I'm sure that's not how I wrote it. Who has access to change thread titles?
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Re: Camagnolo Vs Shitmano . . .?

Postby Oli on Sun 13/Dec/09 8:17pm

You do, just edit it from your first post. :thumbsup:
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Re: Camagnolo Vs Shitmano . . .?

Postby E Dogg Capizzle on Sun 13/Dec/09 8:17pm

fatwombat wrote:How do we fix that - I'm sure that's not how I wrote it. Who has access to change thread titles?


Edit the title in your first post.
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Re: Camagnolo Vs Shitmano . . .?

Postby Oli on Sun 13/Dec/09 8:19pm

What are you, some sort of parrot? :eh:
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Re: Campagnolo Vs Shimano . . .?

Postby E Dogg Capizzle on Sun 13/Dec/09 8:19pm

Eat my bum.
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Re: Campagnolo Vs Shimano . . .?

Postby Oli on Sun 13/Dec/09 8:20pm

Mmmmmmmm, bum. :rolleyes:
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Re: Campagnolo Vs Shimano . . .?

Postby Joel on Sun 13/Dec/09 8:23pm

seconds?
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Re: Campagnolo Vs Shimano . . .?

Postby fatwombat on Sun 13/Dec/09 8:23pm

Look, there's an echo on the line! :D Thanks for that help. Now I'm worried - how do other people have access to edit my posts?

This is what has to come off the bike to make way for the compact. Sad to lose it off the bike, but . . .
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Please pretend you can't see the pedals.
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