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Veloce Break-In Period??(7 posts)

Veloce Break-In Period??Mud
Feb 4, 2002 9:50 AM
I just purchased a new bike with a Veloce drivetrain (Daytona F/D) and was wondering about break-in. I understand that 50-100 miles of break-in is typical (maybe more), but the Ergo levers feel kind of stiff, especially the thumb shifters. Will these feel smoother over time? Being my first road bike, I'm not familiar with the feel of other Campy or Shimano components, so I have nothing to compare it against.

Thanks.
re: Veloce Break-In Period??mackgoo
Feb 4, 2002 2:47 PM
One of my last bikes was Athena a step up but basicaly the same construction. I found the thumb shifter to be stiff, particularly in the drops. So much so that I would end up finally aplying too much pressure and would get a couple of shifts. From the hoods the leverage was better and more control. I would say this lasted at least a few hundred miles if not more. After that it was flawless and four years latter still. Campy breaks in .....................
re: Veloce Break-In Period??DaveL
Feb 4, 2002 4:42 PM
Give it a few hundred miles. It will ease into a really smooth feel, just as you get used to how the controls work. I've got one bike with Veloce and another with Chorus, and it's a toss-up as to which I like better. The Veloce controls get smoother with time.
Great. Thanks for the feedback. (nm)Mud
Feb 5, 2002 4:53 AM
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re: Veloce Break-In Period??DaveG
Feb 5, 2002 4:33 PM
I have a Marin with '99 Veloce. It took about 200 miles for the rear shifting to break-in and about 500 for the front. Difference in required lever force was substantially reduced. Has been working flawlessly for the last 5000 miles since.
re: Veloce Break-In Period??Mud
Feb 6, 2002 4:46 AM
That's good news. The bike I just bought is a left over 2000 Marin Vicenza.
I have the '99 modelDaveG
Feb 7, 2002 2:49 PM
Have the '99 Vicenza (steel frame and fork) also purchased as a leftover. Has been a very good ride. No regrets.