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Mirage vs. Veloce(3 posts)

Mirage vs. VeloceDerf
Jul 25, 2003 4:08 AM
I am a new poster to the board so hello,

I currently race a Surly with barcons and want to move to an integrated shifter. My plan is to use Campy shifters and rear deraileur with a Sram 9 speed cassette and chain on a Schimano hub. I have 2 questions:

1. Does the Mirage shifter hold up? Does the plastic break in the cold, etc. I like the price point and that I could fix it or replace it for not a lot of cash or should I go with the seamingly beefier Veloce.

2. Anyone running a similar setup and how's it working?

Thanks for the replys,
re: Mirage vs. Velocebuffalosorrow
Jul 25, 2003 7:14 AM
Not exactly your situation, but may offer some help.
I am re-building a chorus 8 lever to 9 speeds, relatively easy.
I did break a lever body(freezing icy crash into a bridge railing, lucky I only broke the lever) and yes campy is repairable, BUT their parts cost some money. I have some quotes for a new body and ranged from $40- $60 a new lever pair ranges $100-$120. One can always sell the spare lever.
I honestly think campy products are durable, and you cant go wrong with either, try ebay, you may get a veloce shifter/lever pair for the cost of mirage...
re: Mirage vs. VeloceDerf
Aug 7, 2003 10:16 AM
Thanks for the reply.

I ended up with a pair of Velces for a good price on e-bay.