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does new record las along as old record??(7 posts)

does new record las along as old record??the bull
Feb 13, 2003 3:38 PM
I am riding a durace group right now
it has about 8000 miles on it and have replaced the chain
3 times.It does not seem to be as smooth as it was when it was new.
I recall on my 80's campy bike it was smoother and had
friction shifters
Maybe it was notas smoothe and I got used to durace being
smoother (not sure)
How many miles can one expect out of this new durace stuff?
Does the campy stuff last longer than shimano
I hear from a friend that durace shifts better out of the
box than campy.He said that campy after it you use it for a while brakes in.
This sounds like BS has anybody had a large amount of experi
ce working whith the new stuff out to honestly tell me whats up.
I used to work in a bike shop in the 80's but now I work on cars .
thanks guys.
any honda/acura ???? let me know
it depends on how old it isdontnomuch
Feb 14, 2003 8:59 PM
wow.you upgraded from bikes to cars!!When will you start working on rocket ships?
Actually a couple of months ago....the bull
Feb 15, 2003 5:12 AM
I looked to see if nasa was hiring for techs.
I thought this would be a good dream job an well
why not. Living in fla or texas would not be to bad.
But the security clearance was unbeliveable.
Not to mention all the stuff that went down now.
Imagine the way you would feel if you worked on that thing.

Working on bikes is not that simple there is a lot of stuff
a awsome bike tech must know.
I am actually good at both.
but I would not trust any one in my shop to touch my bike
even if the were better at cars than me.
All Campy stuff is rebuildableAmbishawn
Feb 16, 2003 9:19 AM
If your Duraace stuff craps out you have to replace whole parts. The small parts in the Campy stuff are replaceable. To me (also a car mechanic) it seems to be a better value. You might consider replacing all of your cables on that bike. You would be surprised what a diference it will make. The statement about Campy Breaking in is true. DuraAce and Ultegra feel good out of the box. Campy work good right away but is even better after a couple hunderd miles. As far as Duraace is concerned, it holds up plenty long and Is really good stuff. I prefer Campy because of the sericeablity and the feel.
I think I just want an excuse to go back to recordthe bull
Feb 16, 2003 9:55 AM
Sometimes I get bored with the old stuff I have.
Thinking about gettin all new record with those new carbon
cranks $$$$$$
replaced my chain agian on the shimano bike
also cleaned a the gears as it is pourin ice now
going to ride rollers see how it feels
all my cables are good I keep everything pretty clean
just curious when things are not perfect
I think campy is better built no doubt!
but at this time I am going one chain at a time with
the shimano stuff for now.
thanks guys!
Those cranks are Big Bucks.Ambishawn
Feb 16, 2003 11:31 AM
Theres a bike shop near by that sells lot's of high end stuff including these cranks. Like anything the best is always overpriced. I'ts expensive the be on the cutting edge but if you can get on with NASA and live in Houston you will probably be able to afford them. Thinking about relocating to Houston myself. There seems to be a lot to offer a cyclist and the cost of living is really good (COMPARED TO L.A). I can't get on with N.A.S.A but have been a factory trained Mercedes tech for 8 years. I'm communicating with the shop forman of one of the Houston MBZ dealers a lot these days. I rains a lot there but the temp is not too cold in the winter but hot and humid in the summer. Most of all I like the people of Houston. Really down to earth and friendly. I was there for Mercedes Benz factory training recently. When I was there I went to a bar that had 30-40 road bikes in front. I forget the name of the place but it was in down town Houston. Really cool place.
There is a place sells the group w/ cranks $1500 nmthe bull
Feb 16, 2003 3:48 PM