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Campy Carbon crank vs. FSA Carbon (Team issue)(17 posts)

Campy Carbon crank vs. FSA Carbon (Team issue)REZA
Aug 19, 2003 4:07 PM
Got a sweet Zeppelin with full Campy Record 10 setup. Considering the Campy carbon crank vs. the FSA carbon team issue.
Love the look of Campy (Silver/Carbon) but not ready to spend the extra $400-$500 price difference (Can buy other toys with that money!! ;).

Anyone has the setup with Campy/FSA or FSA with Shimano, so can tell me if there is a major differences?

As always, thanks for sharing your wisdom and knowledge!!

Cheers,
Reza
re: Campy Carbon crank vs. FSA Carbon (Team issue)Juanmoretime
Aug 19, 2003 5:15 PM
I'm running a Campy Chorus and Record mix on my Vortex with the FSA Carbon Pro Team Issue carnks and the FSA Ultimate ti bottom bracket. The are one of the best bottom bracket crank combination set ups I've eber ridden. I went earlier this year from 9 speed Dura Ace to Campy. I rode Campy 10 speed record cranks for about 4 months then bought these. Now that I have about a thousand miles on them, I feel it wa sa excellent choice. Lastly, go read the reviews on this site.
re: Campy Carbon crank vs. FSA Carbon (Team issue)REZA
Aug 19, 2003 6:49 PM
Good to know that after 1K miles you still like them. I'll read up on them a bit more. With FSA's product used in major tours, you know they're good and that says plenty about them. I've seen them on ebay for under $300 and as low as (Before close of auction) $250, but not including bracket. I think!
Ahh,,,the mother load!the bull
Aug 19, 2003 5:31 PM
Keep you Campy-All Campy!!
Total Cycling has them for $650.
I bet someone would price match them here in the states.
http://www.wisecyclebuys.com/
Sweeeeeet!!REZA
Aug 19, 2003 6:41 PM
Nice, Ksyrum wheels and all! Got the SSC's on mine, so I know its a sick setup.
Yes, still thinking to keep it full Campy, just beacuse of the way it looks. Weight is almost the same in both. Not ready to spend the money, but will look around for a deal.
Ya, its like that'll ever happen with Campy stuff!!
Campag Record CARBON cranks 299.99 UK pounds!!Cat 3 boy
Aug 19, 2003 11:59 PM
Try www.ribblebikes.co.uk

They had maybe a dozen pairs of record carbon cranks for 300 UK pounds, that's $480. Reliable people too.
Campag Record CARBON cranks 299.99 UK pounds!!Rob Sal
Aug 20, 2003 1:46 AM
'Ribble Cycles are reliable', yes they can be relied on to give cheap prices and crap service.
After......divve
Aug 20, 2003 12:00 AM
......one of your pedals brakes off let us know if you still have the balls to tell us:)
Damn right...the bull
Aug 20, 2003 8:51 AM
I sure will.
Unless if I smash the balls when it happens but I still will show you(The crank-not the balls).
I know how to get them for $30Spoiler
Aug 20, 2003 3:34 AM
I got this buddy of mine that paints lowriders. Give him a couple of hours and he'll paint any pair of cranks in a carbon weave motif. For an extra $10, he'll add in a naked chica.
No worries about cracked bolt holes, split pedal threads or delamination. And as tests have shown CF cranks have more flex than Aluminum ones, so everybody will wonder how you manage to get such great power transfer out of CF, but the secret will be all yours.
The current Record Cranks are Changing for 2004maurizio
Aug 20, 2003 3:31 PM
If you have to have Record Cranks for a steal, I'd wait as they are changing for 2004. Rumor is that the current Record crank is going to be the 2004 Chorus crank.
The 2004 Record Crank looks similar to the Ritchey crank with the wedge cut out as well as multi-directional carbon layout whereas the 2003 is a uni directional weave.
I'll bet the 2003 cranks will sell for near wholesale this fall.
The current Record Cranks are Changing for 2004REZA
Aug 20, 2003 7:46 PM
Thanx for the tip. Not in a hurry to buy one and sure would like to get a deal if I can!

Cheers,
Reza
Dont hold your breath!the bull
Aug 20, 2003 8:26 PM
I doubt if these are sitting in stacks of 50 anywhere.
There are probally only so many at Oshners (Campy dist.)
and when someone orders them they get them from the dist.
They are not flying off the shelfs right now and I doubt if most places keep stock if so probally only a couple of pairs or so.
I am not sayin it is not gonna happen there might be a deal or two.

Its like everyone thinks that they will be giving away 9 speed.Its not gonna happen! The little sales that are popping up now are pretty much it. Suppliers will not hesitate to keep 9 speed in stock because they know that people will still be wearing out cassettes and sti levers for years to come.
Just the way it is and the way it always will be!
The current Record Cranks are Changing for 2004divve
Aug 20, 2003 9:48 PM
The current Record cranks aren't going to be Chorus. The hand laid process used to make the current cranks is very expensive. Both the new Chorus and Record carbon cranks are going to made of injection molded bakelite...errr...I mean multi-directional carbon and some uni-directional carbon. Prices of both items will be considerable less than the current Record carbon cranks.

Below is a pic of both the 04 Chorus and Record cranks. The Record will be the same weight as the current ones with Chorus being a claimed 15g heavier. Additionally Record will have aluminum fixing bolts for the chain rings and the anti-friction coating (not much benefit and Shimano has had it forever).
(the pic)divve
Aug 20, 2003 9:49 PM
I glad I got the sweet ones.the bull
Aug 21, 2003 3:51 AM
Those new ones look like crap!
Yes...the older ones are nicer!!REZA
Aug 21, 2003 7:02 AM
The new ones are ugly!! Didn't expect it from Campy.
Hmmm, now I need to decide to get the pretty ones, wait to see a new one at LBS or just get the FSA's. Which compare to the new Campy cranks are looking pretty nice!