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Custom and USPS(9 posts)

Custom and USPSFastno
Nov 3, 2001 4:20 PM
Now that Trek is selling campagnolo's on the custom trek bikes, does this mean that USPS will switch over to camps's or they'll stick with the Shimano's? Whatever cranks, cogs....etc...they'll still win the tours!
re: Custom and USPSElefantino
Nov 3, 2001 4:43 PM
Shimano was an official sponsor of the USPS team this year. But Rolf Wheels was the official wheels sponsor; many of the team used Mavic Ksyriums or Heds. Powerade was the official drink sponsor; I doubt it was in any team member's water bottle.

Best bet is that Shimano is the official sponsor again and most of the team will stick with Dura-Ace, as equipped on the 5900. But if Lance wants Record, he gets Record. Even if it says "Shimano" on his chain stay.
re: Custom and USPSAllen az
Nov 3, 2001 4:57 PM
I'm planning on getting a Trek 5900 (USPS scheme) with Campy Record. It's not that big of a deal... but do you guys think Trek will still put that "SHIMANO" logo on the chainstay? Or is it just a sticker that I can take off? Hmmm...maybe I should e-mail them.

re: Custom and USPSmantissa
Nov 3, 2001 9:06 PM
don't know if the logo'll be there ... hopefully they'd take care of that! i understand you can carefully peel of the decal (and any others you don't want) only you'll have no clearcoat in that spot as it's applied on top of the decals, and i believe doing anything like that voids the warrantee. that's just my understanding, haven't done it myself. The lack of clearcoat on the dark grey is just slightly noticeable. If you wan't to see, current ebay item 1027048526 is a frame with this done and with good pictures.
Few wheels, no Chorus, no Selle Italia, no deal . . .(nm)DCW
Nov 4, 2001 5:54 AM
Few wheels, no Chorus, no Selle Italia, no deal . . .(nm)capnjim01
Nov 4, 2001 6:41 AM
you're probably better off buying the frame set and having your lbs put together the package you want. that is the route i am taking. now if money is tight do you ride a postal color frame and take the extra money and up grade to record, or go custom paint with chorus. my chorus shifts just fine thank you but my friends RECORD is really nice. either way you can't go wrong. one last thing. i have ridden OCLV with Dura Ace and if the deal was good enough i could probably live with it.
Few wheels, no Chorus, no Selle Italia, no deal . . .(nm)capnjim01
Nov 4, 2001 7:11 AM
if you go to the web site and play around with different options it looks like you can get a Campy equiped bike for the same price as Shimano. be interesting to see what the dealer has to say about that.
USPS will continue to be Shimanomr_spin
Nov 5, 2001 8:00 AM
No one had ever won the Tour with Shimano components until Lance did it. That was a huge annoyance for Shimano, so now that they have a winner, I bet big money that they will make sure that the team stays with their stuff. As long as USPS keeps winning the Tour.
re: Custom and USPSkyroadie
Nov 5, 2001 11:26 AM
Trek giving customers the option of Shimano or Campy has nothing to do with what US Postal rides. Trek was just responding to customer demands for more options on components and paint schemes.

I just picked up my new 2002 Trek 5900. It's the first new road bike I have bought in 8 years. I have been looking and test riding bikes over the last year and fell in love with this bike. The Ksyrium wheels ride great too.