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Campy daytona, centaur, veloce , mirage(5 posts)

Campy daytona, centaur, veloce , mirageflying
May 18, 2002 8:16 AM
I have a nice CIOCC alum frameI want to build up.
I have only had Chorus 10 on my main ride & have used older chorus before.
I cannot afford another ;-)
So.... can someone breifly explain the differences if any between the other Campy groups?
I am mainly concerned with the ergo levers & rear derailleurs. I am going to use some older Chorus brakes & crank that I already have.
Thanks for any info!
re: Campy daytona, centaur, veloce , mirageDaveG
May 18, 2002 9:17 AM
Centaur & Daytona are the same. Name changed due to trademark issue. Available in 9 or 10speed. Uses the same BB design as Veloce/Mirage (smooth but heavy); not compatible with Chorus/Record cranks. Shifts great. I do not believe they use ball bearings in the lever as does Chorus. Hub design flowed down from Chorus

Veloce. 9-speed only. Hubs use older design and are a bit porky. Shifting just fine, but not as light as Daytona. Brakes are same as Daytona but with a less grabby pad.

Mirage. 9-speed only. Levers use a resin material which is flexier and a bit cheap looking (IMO). I belive deraillers design same as Veloce

All available in triple (9-speed only)

You can look at the parts diagrams on the Campy website to get a feel for common parts. Also the Campy Only website may have a better description of the groups
Thanks Dave! Good Info !! (nm)flying
May 18, 2002 8:58 PM
Whoops cancel thatflying
May 18, 2002 9:19 AM
I just read back aways. ( should have done that 1st)
I saw what I needed to know.
it all works wellColnagoFE
May 20, 2002 7:37 AM
you pay for weight reduction, durability, and slightly smoother shifting. All will work fine though.