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Re: Record/Chorus mix suggestions(11 posts)

Re: Record/Chorus mix suggestionssam-g
Jul 22, 2002 12:13 PM
I'm planning a new lugged steel bike (Waterford or Serrotta) and considering to spec it with predominately Chorus triple components. My current bike is a double and speced with D/A, but I'd like to experience Campy. What would be your recommendation for component upgrades to Record? I'm a recreational and fitness rider who doesn't plan to race. Cost is important but not the most important factor.

Thanks for your suggestions.
Why do any upgrades?MXL02
Jul 22, 2002 12:46 PM
I ride Record, but I'm weird that way. Chorus is perfectly fine for recreational riders of every caliber. If I had to change anything I might get a Chris King headset, or Phil Wood bottom bracket, but only because I heard they were the best and I suffer from component lust, not because the Campy HS or BB are performing poorly.

PS. I chose Record because A) it was my dream bike, and B)in all activities that are equipment intensive, I usually blame my poor performance on the equipment, until I have the top of the line stuff. Then there are no excuses. But that is my own pathos and budget. Riding buddies with Chorus and Ultegra drop me routinely, so its more about the motor than the equipment.
re: Re: Record/Chorus mix suggestionsSnowBlind
Jul 22, 2002 3:47 PM
Get record hubs, very smooth.
chorus are the same basicallyColnagoFE
Jul 23, 2002 6:42 AM
no titanium pawl and no greaseport, but basically the same function. FWIW I have Record...not that much more $ to upgrade here.
re: Re: Record/Chorus mix suggestionsTed
Jul 22, 2002 5:36 PM
I like the shifters ... but thats just beacuse of the looks and feel .. Infact I bought a bike with full Chorus and Record Shifters ... wonderful bike :):)

re: Re: Record/Chorus mix suggestionsNoam
Jul 22, 2002 5:53 PM
Get the drivetrain Record rest Chorus.
re: Re: Record/Chorus mix suggestionsrcarbs
Jul 22, 2002 7:08 PM
Chorus is functionally identical to Record. Record is lighter due to some carbon fiber parts. Chorus will perform equally with Record for $400 less. Record is a great way to spend some extra money if you must have the "best". Thats why most of us have Record, to say we have the "best". Being that you are going with steel, weight is not the most important thing to you and I think Chorus would be the best choice.
What I did...DINOSAUR
Jul 22, 2002 7:22 PM
My current main ride is sort of my dream bike. I hedged back and forth between D.A. and Chorus and finally decided on Chorus due to the price and I wanted to try Campy as it's been a looooong time since I rode with a Campy bike. When my frame came in I thought about going full bore and going with full Record. The owner of my LBS suggested that I just upgrade to Record Ergo levers and rear derailleur for an extra $110.00 and stick with Chorus for the rest of the group. I did and I'm perfectly happy with the group...
re: Re: Record/Chorus mix suggestionsIwannapodiumgirl
Jul 22, 2002 9:26 PM
I had a similar "dilemma" a few weeks ago - perhaps you may want to look at my post?

Anyway, ended up specing my dream bike with full Record - the ergolevers, rear dr. and cranks did it for me. Sure, purely astehtic, but it screams Record from miles away!

Also, I did not want to regret in a few weeks time wishing I had Record... I can curse now when I look at my account balance!!!

But I agree with the quality of the rider, not the components. If $$$'s are the issue, go Chorus, otherwise join us riding Record for no other reason than we can!
yeah but they are getting a tripleColnagoFE
Jul 23, 2002 6:46 AM
Isn't the triple record crank basically chorus anyway? or has that changed? record is kinda like having the leather upholstery instead of cloth in your new car. Both work fine, but some like having those extra details of luxury.
if a triple i wouldn't botherColnagoFE
Jul 23, 2002 6:40 AM
you aren't out for the lightest weight or doing lots of racing or you'd be getting a double. chorus will work fine for you. unless you like the look of the carbon shifters just save your money.