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Haha!!! Dura Ace vs Record/Chorus(4 posts)

Haha!!! Dura Ace vs Record/ChorusI'llridethrushit
Aug 7, 2001 8:29 PM
I think I'll be a bad bad boy and start a flame war!!!!
Just kidding, but I do need some info.
I was all set to buy a Record/Chorus mix. B/c of compatibility options I'm leaning Japanese now.
I know both are good quality, I know Campy is easier to rebuild.
My questions are:
What is the weight of Record vs DA?
What are the resale values like? Record WAY higher?
Any other info I won't find in the review section is appreciated.

Thanks
re: Haha!!! Dura Ace vs Record/Chorushmm...
Aug 7, 2001 11:13 PM
if you are buying groups, I think you will find that Dura Ace and Chorus are pretty close in retail price in most US stores with Record significantly higher. If you want to go campy then you might try to order the group from an overseas store like zonabici.com . In this case the Record will be closer in price to the DA/Chorus US retail price (still may be higher though) or get the Chorus group for considerably less than what it sells for here (retail).
Compatibility issues???Cima Coppi
Aug 8, 2001 5:14 AM
What compatibility issues are you having that would cause you to stop considering Campy? Record-10 and Chorus-10 are completely interchangable.

All three groups are excellent, and you can't go wrong any way you decide.

CC
O.K. I'll bitegrandemamou
Aug 8, 2001 3:07 PM
As for as weight comparisons try http://www.campyonly.com as I remember there is a comparo of weights across different groups. The diff. between C&S is negligeble. As far as resale value S is not worth much used C does hold value. Campy only has a classified section so you may get a feel for used stuff. As far as performance it's a wash it just comes down to which feel you prefer.

When it comes right down to it few of us "need" Record or Dura Ace we just want it. Coolness factor goes to Campy hands down. Carbon&Ti gets my blood to pumping.