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Follow-up on the CT-1, Seven Odonata(Steel), and Pin Opera(11 posts)
|Follow-up on the CT-1, Seven Odonata(Steel), and Pin Opera||Franchise|
Apr 5, 2002 5:26 AM
|Thanks for everyone's input. I decided to go with the CT-1 because of its ride and stiffness. Loved the Opera, but I already have a Prince, so I wanted to try something a little different.
I know I'll catch some flak about how the 6/4 Ti in the CT-1 is Russian and is welded in the Czech. republic, but I don't care. I enjoy the bike, and that is the most important part!
It's built up with Chorus 10spd. I'm still in grad school, so I still have a budget to stick to. I just ordered my Ksyrium SL's from Totalcycling.com, and they should be in by the end of next week.
I'll post a picture as soon as I can!
Thanks again for all of the input!
Apr 5, 2002 6:34 AM
|Serious bad mistake.......... now you'll be subject to the ridicule of our local JA!! ....... |
BTW: I've got bikes built with both Chorus and Record and there's literally zero difference in "performance" between the two groups.
What color is your frame????
Apr 5, 2002 10:27 AM
The frame is color code FOG, it is believed to be 1 of only 2 CT-1's in that color in the US. Basically, it's a white, silver, blue, marblized type color scheme. I'll post pics ASAP.
Also, is there really zero difference in performance between Chorus and Record?
|pretty darn close||djg|
Apr 5, 2002 11:00 AM
|as I understand it. Even campy occasionally suggests that most of the difference is confined to more carbon and ti bits in the record group, parts that shave a bit of weight but just not all that much.
Look forward to seeing the pics.
|ditto: pretty darn close||JohnG|
Apr 5, 2002 12:02 PM
|Excluding the full Ti cassette the group weights are pretty similar..... probably differnt by no more than 100 grms. |
I will say that I do prefer the look of the Record crank and I also like the way the carbon levers "feel". From a 'performance' standpoint, however, there really is no difference.
That sounds like an interesting color. I'll have to go check it out.
Apr 5, 2002 12:13 PM
|No pic of an "FOG" frameset on the Trialtir site. Perhaps you should post a pic. It sounds like your bike is already built. ??? |
Yipersssssss, they are showing the Friere (sp) color which is a stunning white version of the Mapei color sheme. Holy cow............ I may just have to order one of those pups to up the poseur factor..........
Apr 5, 2002 2:26 PM
I'll get those pics up soon! Also, if you can get your hands on a Colnago 2002 catalog, FOG is in there for the CT-1. I guess that Ernesto decided to stop making frames in that color because it is a 3 day process. Also, there was an upcharge for the paint since it was more time consuming. It was worth it!
Apr 5, 2002 7:52 AM
|It's a great bike and I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
Russian Ti, Australian Cheese--who the hell cares? It's the ride that counts.
Apr 5, 2002 8:31 AM
|Oh man, had some roarin' 40's blue cheese from Australia a few weeks back. Good stuff. Best things in life are spoiled:
|You already have a Prince?||JS|
Apr 5, 2002 8:17 AM
|and your saying you have to "stick to a budget"? Why and the heck are you buying another top end road bike? Why not get another type of bike, MTB, cross, touring, mix it up a little. I truly don't understand this logic.|
|I say, ride what ever you like.||Lazywriter|
Apr 5, 2002 4:46 PM
|But my opinion of Russian ti is just my opinion based on my own research which I have shown. I am yet to really see any literature on how good Russian ti is because it is inferior in mnay ways.
I always contended that the RIDE QUALITY IS NOT AFFECTED. All you idiots seem to read is the negative aspects of a post that questions the quality of the material made to build your bike. Stop fu$%in whining about it. Enjoy your ride, you decided on it and will now justify your purchase just like every other person here does, including me.