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Campagnolo Carbon Record Cranks(25 posts)

Campagnolo Carbon Record CranksCherry1
Feb 19, 2002 5:29 AM
Are there any updates about the rumours that there are flaws in the carbon Record cranks?
who cares....str8dum1
Feb 19, 2002 9:58 AM
if you are goin to buy em, buy em. if there any probs, Campy will fix for free and or replace them.

if you arent going to buy em, the post is just a troll.
who cares....Cherry1
Feb 19, 2002 10:48 AM
I care dumb ass. That is why I asked the question. I do not wish to buy a flaw product. If you don't know the answer, then why do you waste your time being a answer troll. If anyone knows, please respond, unlike this dumbass did.
relax....weiwentg
Feb 19, 2002 10:56 AM
enough flaming on the board.
Cherry1, you could ask the guys over at www.campyonly.com ... I would have no idea.
it would also seem to me that a carbon crank made by, say FSA, would be way cheaper and easily as good as a Campy one. as for shifting (Campy's 10 speed cranks have their large ring shifted out by .3mm or so) the performance would be, from what people on this board have said, almost identical.
just get a Campy decal ;-)
come now, we can all do this in a civilized manner...
campyonly.com -- I love that sitepmf1
Feb 20, 2002 5:56 AM
It cracks me up. They say "ShimaNO". These guys even have Campy get togethers. God, get a life. I guess all the ShimaNO guys are too busy riding their bikes to create shimanoonly.com. Or perhaps we just know we suck? To never get the opportunity to own an $800 set of carbon cranks. The $80 chain tool still amazes me.
campyonly.com -- Actually there WAS a Shimano Fan SiteRollinFast
Feb 20, 2002 6:48 AM
People who have been going to www.campyonly.com for a few year might remember that Eric Norris, the owner of Campy Only, actually had a link to a Shimano Fan site. I guess the site died due to the lack of passion that Shimano evokes from its users. I personally don't know, but the Shimano site has been taken off for a couple of years now. As for Campy Only visitors not being on their bike... well I know I ride over 8000 miles per year and still manage to fit Campy Only into my schedule. I know Eric Norris is the regularly rides double centuries and is a member of the California Triple Crown Hall Of Fame. Winners in the prestigious California Triple Crown are the elite Long Distance Bicyclists in California since they have completed at least three Double Centuries in that year. Now are you sure you wish to back up your comment that Campy Only readers must not have time to ride their bikes?
Nah, I was just trolling for some sniping commentspmf1
Feb 20, 2002 6:53 AM
from a thin skinned Campy rider. Only took 15 mintes. Thanks.
Nah, I was just trolling for some sniping commentsRollinFast
Feb 20, 2002 7:00 AM
Not thin skinned, just correcting your ignorance of not knowing there was a Shimano Fan Site. Of course, you are probably on your bike 24/7 and don't have time to know things like that. Oh my, you mean you take the time off of your bike to troll the boards. What did you expect? A lot of people visit the Campy Only site, and it is a very good source of information. They even post information about Shimano and the future of Shimano components from time to time.
Nah, I was just trolling for some sniping commentspmf1
Feb 20, 2002 7:22 AM
"Now are you sure you wish to back up your comment that Campy Only readers must not have time to ride their bikes?"

Not thin skinned? They're just bike components.

And my dad could beat up your dad.
www.campyonly.comRollinFast
Feb 20, 2002 7:29 AM
First of all, I never once attacked Shimano components. I think the Campy Only site is a great site. No one makes you go there, but your comment was that Shimano users don't waste their time like Campy users do by creating a Campy Only like web site. I pointed out you were wrong, and you get on the defensive. Now who is thin skinned?
BTW it was almost a whole hour before I replied to your comment, not fifteen minutes.
Peace, Dudepmf1
Feb 20, 2002 7:42 AM
"BTW it was almost a whole hour before I replied to your comment, not fifteen minutes."

OK, you are right and I am wrong. Sorry to have accused you of being thin skinned. I wish I could be as inspired by my bicycle components. I guess its the burden we ShimaNO users must live with. Do you have an Italian bike as well? What kind?
Peace, Dude, You call that PEACE?RollinFast
Feb 20, 2002 7:58 AM
You call that peace? Here is the deal... I have been visiting the Campy only site almost since the beginning of its existence. It is a a great site that offers a lot more information that Campy's pathetic artsy site. I think it would be great if the Shimano site lasted as well, because the actual Shimano site isn't too helpful either. My components don't inspire me, although I do like the tradition that is Campagnolo. What does inspire me is the speed, the air passing by, the sound of the tire on the pavement whizzing. I have owned both Shimano and Campy equipped bikes. Campy has a chain tool and Shimano has a chain tool. It was only my intention to point out to you that there was a Shimano fan site that was similar to the Campy Only site. However it didn't last. I wanted to take the time to praise Eric Norris for his effort on his Campy Only site. I think Shimano owners deserve a similar site, and it is ashame that it didn't last. The corporate sites aren't very helpful in providing riders with very much information. I think it was nice gesture from Eric Norris to list the Shimano fan site on his page, although the same courtesy wasn't offered to him. At least, I never saw it. As for the Campy Only people getting together to ride, so did the Canondale organization last year. So what? JEEP does it every year. Why is it an issue? Do you want a Shimano only ride? Then organize it. The Campy Only site doesn't hide the fact the Lance rides Shimano. It congratulated Shimano and Lance. The only thing on the Campy Only site that even remotely appears to be an insult to Shimano is ShimaNO. Big deal. If that bothers you then you are thin skinned.
What else could I say?pmf1
Feb 20, 2002 8:04 AM
You've left me speechless. I suppose I could write a few paragraphs, but why bother?
What else could I say?RollinFast
Feb 20, 2002 8:21 AM
I am disappointed you aren't.
What else could I say?pmf1
Feb 20, 2002 8:23 AM
Me too.
What else could I say?RollinFast
Feb 20, 2002 8:29 AM
BTW, I agree with you that $800 is a bit steep for carbon cranks. I haven't seen a pro bike fit with the Campy Carbon cranks. I do know that for half the price, you can ride the same crank that the Bon Jour team rides, which is the FSA Team Issue. I personally am searching out a good European store with a great rep that can offer the crankset at a much lesser price than American stores. Also, I keep hearing rumours that Shimano is coming out with a 10 or 14 speed cassette, and they are going to be using more carbon fiber in their components as well. The news of the Shimano 14 cassette was listed at the Campy Only site after Eric Norris had been surfing the patent web site. As for 14 in the back, I don't have a clue where you are going to put them. I am not a proponent of 10 speed either. So, fyi, you can get some Shimano news on the Campy Only site as well.
Thankspmf1
Feb 20, 2002 8:51 AM
Personally, I've been happy that Shimano has resisted more gears. It means that all those Dura Ace equipped bikes I have are not yet outdated. I'm not so sure more gears is progress. As chains get thinner and thinner, they lose strength. A 14-v chain would be really thin. And do you really need an 11-24 cassette with a gear for every tooth? I am glad they used 53x39 rather than 52x42 on their DA triple. I wish they made a 39 tooth ring for the Ultegra triple, so I could put it on my wife's bike.

Nothing personal with the Campy bashing. Its just that I know several bike snobe who talk more than they ride and always tell me how great Campy is and can't see how I ride "ugh" Japanese components. One is a fat guy with his Fondriest SLX bike who rides it 30 miles a year. Another is an annoying doofus who hasn't ridden his custom made Nuevo Record bike in years.

I had a shop press in two headsets for me last year. The kid (maybe 17 years old) there said "yeah, we're a Campy shop ... I guess Shimano works, but you should really be using Campy." I asked him if he'd be using Campy if he had 3 other Shimano equipped bikes, 8 Shimano compatible wheelsets and tools. He had no response for that. I'd liked to have put Campy on my new Italian bike, but couldn't see it making sense economically.
Peace really foundRollinFast
Feb 20, 2002 9:08 AM
There is a name for those riders you mention. It is POSER. I know a few myself. They ride both Campy and Shimano. They have all the team gear and you will never find one spec of dirt on their road bikes. Their frames are usually a name most people won't try to pronounce.

I agree that the chains are getting to thin. I did switch to 10 speed when it first came out, and switched back to 9 later on. I was going through chains every 600-800 miles. I kept them cleaned and lubed, and they still wore out. It was a costly expense to keep replacing the chain, so I went back to 9. I think 9 is a good balance between a good selection of gears and still having good chain stregnth. Every year I hear of new improvments to the 10 speed chain, but I have no desire to switch back.

I think this is now PEACE.
Nah, just a lapse on my partpmf1
Feb 20, 2002 9:12 AM
Grrrrrr
Time to put the boxing gloves back on?RollinFast
Feb 20, 2002 9:23 AM
Time to put the boxing gloves back on?Eric16
Feb 20, 2002 4:42 PM
Rollin', STOP RESPONDING TO HIM!!!
A reasonable question......Kurt VF
Feb 19, 2002 5:29 PM
Who wants to buy somthing that will break and have to go through the hassle of returning it and having it replaced? If Campy is going to charge $700 for a crank they have some obligation to make sure the thing doesn't fall apart the first time it is used or they have no buisness selling it in the first place.
re: Campagnolo Carbon Record Crankscurlybike
Feb 19, 2002 11:15 AM
Spoke with a friend at the Campy D.st. today and he has heard nothing about flaws.
no prosEric16
Feb 19, 2002 2:20 PM
I haven't seen any, otherwise Campy equipped, pro teams using them yet this year...sure makes ya wonder...
of course notffffQ
Feb 19, 2002 4:45 PM
Campy is gonna give them away to be trashed???