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Dealer TrustRocco's Big Ride 2001
May 13, 2001 11:01 AM
Well I bought my Colnago Suprimissio, it is the precursor to the Xlite and Technos.My new ride came with 1999 (I think) Chorus which I had the dealer swap over from a DeRossa he was selling too. The Colnago had Athena on it prior to the swap. All was swapped except the headset, which still says Athena. The mechanic told me it was the same head set as the Chorus.
1) Is that true, are they the same except different name stamp?
2) He told me the bottom bracket was a Record with BB/cup as opposed to cartridge, is this good, bad or just a taste preference?
3)For the type of riding I am planning to do,Montana and Canada/US Vaccine Ride centuries and hills, is a 13 - 27 cassette a good idea?
4) He put 858's on for 0$, good enough?
Thanks for the help in advance. Rocco
re: Dealer Trustfuzzybunnies
May 14, 2001 11:04 PM
1. Fairly true, the chorus is a little lighter but the difference is more name than noticable.
2. BB/cup does need a little more care and maitenance but can out last a cartridge bb with proper care and can run a little smoother. Again it requires more care so you have to decide if it's better.
3. Not really gonna be able to fit anything bigger on there from campy's line that I know of though a 12 might be better on some of the smoother stretches I don't belive you can get a 12-27, and you'll be glad for the 27 at some point.
4. Could be good enough depending on the price you paid for the bike, 858's are shimano's top of the line though from what I understand they're a pain in the @$$ to get out of. For touring you might want to look at shimano's dual pedal which is a platform on one side and clipless on the other, get the all metal version and not the cheap plastic ones, great for touring when you want to relax, enjoy the country side and not be clipped in.