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Problem with new Campy 10 speed setup...any help?(6 posts)

Problem with new Campy 10 speed setup...any help?DavidS
Sep 23, 2002 4:13 PM
This may sound ridiculous, but I may have a problem.
I recently upgraded to Campy 10 from Ultegra.

I find the entire group too perfectly made to actually risk scratching or bending it. I mean the stuff is practically art, right? I can no longer lean my bike against a wall for fear of scratching a lever. I can barely bring myself to ride through a puddle. But here's the worst: After Saturday, my bike now lives in the bedroom (so I can see it, of course) and it is making my wife very nervous when I look at it for no reason. She thinks I am crazy. She also only has a vague idea what it all cost me.

Any help?

-Dave S
join the clubIwannapodiumgirl
Sep 23, 2002 4:26 PM
My three bikes (all Campag) live in my bedroom - tell your wife that is what all cyclists do.

As for scared for scrathing or bending it, remember that components can be repaired or replaced. Besides, I think there is a difference between a scratched lever or deraillure that suggests "neglect" and one that suggests "well loved, used and enjoyed".

But of course, the first scratch is always the hardest!
re: Problem with new Campy 10 speed setup...any help?desmo
Sep 23, 2002 8:56 PM
I love the grind marks on my Chorus 10 brake levers and rear QR. Reminds me I do know just how fast and how far I can lean my bike through a turn before it all hits the deck.
Odd terminology.Eager Beagle
Sep 24, 2002 2:09 AM
"Upgrade".

That's like saying evolution "upgraded" from single cell to Homoerectus.

You mean you "quantum leapt" from Ultegra to Campy 10.

Anyway, here's the solution.

1) Hang some other woman's underwear on the bike (leather and lace type stuff - mebbe a bull whip) - that way your wife will not suspect that you are oggling the bike.

2) There is no need to mention issues of cost. To do so would only be to expoler the vulgarities of the link/confusion between value and worth. I use the phrase "what price the works of the renaissance masters?" to deflect such questions - it works without fail.
"She has only a vague idea what it all cost me."Spoke Wrench
Sep 24, 2002 5:21 AM
If you don't find a different storage place for your bike, I think maybe YOU are the one who has only a vague idea of what it will cost you.
"She has only a vague idea what it all cost me."Spunout
Sep 24, 2002 7:13 AM
You'd better start with flowers, a nice trip this winter, and a new rock so that you can call it 'even' if she ever finds out.

PS: Welcome!