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Colnago with Dura Ace or Chorus? or...(14 posts)

Colnago with Dura Ace or Chorus? or...gsxrawd
Apr 29, 2002 1:23 AM
thinking getting a Colnago CT1 but i can't decide between Dura Ace and Chorus? would it be a crime to have shimano on a italian bike? :) or should i just splurge and get Record?
No crimegrandemamou
Apr 29, 2002 3:58 AM
Rabobank and Mapei don't seem to have a problem with it. It's your bike put what you want on it. That said, I prefer Campy and would put it on a Japanese bike. I just like it better.

The differences between Record and Chorus are minimal. There are two camps. One says buy Chorus, it is more than you will ever need, Record is a waste of money. The other camp wants the best and they feel that Record is the best, Chorus is a step down.

Record is a little lighter because it uses Ti and Carbon but the two groups are functionaly the same. FWIW, I went Record on my last bike if for no other reason than I never wanted to wish I had gotten Record instead.
I second campyroadcyclist
Apr 29, 2002 5:02 AM
I too prefer Campy 10 spd. Unlike the pevious post, I chose Chorus (W/ti seatpost). I don't race anymore and the Chorus group is probably better than I'll ever be. I was also concerned with the durability issue of Record carbon parts (maybe it's not an issue at all but in my mind it is). I also agree with the previous post - "It's your bike put what YOU want on it".
Its your bike, your money....vitusdude
Apr 29, 2002 5:17 AM
put whatever you what on it and don't answer to anyone. I have used both, though I have campy athena 8 speed on my number one bike, and I do not really care anymore. I'll tell you one thing, I use downtube shifters and I am pissed that Campy isn't making them anymore to support their 9 and 10 speed drivetrains. If I was building up a bike today I would go Shimano with d.t. But everyone knows I am a curmudgeon commuting on friction.
Got DA on minepmf1
Apr 29, 2002 6:16 AM
and on my wife's. Both C-40's. Hey, good enough for Mapei, good enough for me. If you're going to do Campy, splurge and get Record. Chorus is just as good, but its like getting vinyl seats in your Lexus.

For me, my choice of DA was made because I had 2 other DA bikes, lots of wheels, tools, etc. Once you get marrried to one, its expensive to switch.
Apr 29, 2002 6:42 AM
you definitely need to factor the tool part into the equation. I think a lot of us who also ride mtbs tend to stick with Shimano cause it's easier. Parts is parts.
$5 Park BBT-5BipedZed
Apr 29, 2002 6:53 AM
The only special tools you need to work on modern Campy is the Park BBT-5 which is the cassette/BB tool and whatever chain tool Campy has created to deal with the C10 chain (going on 2 special tools now). You can avoid the Campy chain tool by using either an after-market 10spd chain or master link.
But ....pmf1
Apr 29, 2002 11:45 AM
If you have 8 sets of wheels and about a dozen cassettes, going to Campy could be an expensive proposition.
No doubt (nm)BipedZed
Apr 29, 2002 1:29 PM
go suntour, zues, galli, sugino, ofmega, miche, gippieme...Spirito
Apr 29, 2002 6:51 AM
and if you think im being stupid then perhaps im just mirroring the question.

i suppose your father had to teach you how to pee as well?

monday, la ..lalala-la..
Sorry thats zeusgrandemamou
Apr 29, 2002 7:17 AM
My first real bike had Zeus Super Chronos. Never mind me though, I'm a little grumpy too. At least he did not ask how high up to shave his legs.
I went with ChorusDINOSAUR
Apr 29, 2002 7:30 AM
I opted for Chorus for my Master X-Light. I veered back and forth between Dura Ace and Chorus. Both are good groups. Chorus was $100.00 cheaper. I've read so many things about the Campy ten speed chain I just had to find out for myself. I also figured what the hay, Italian bike= Italian grouppo...
Dura-Ace on my C-40Jefferson
Apr 29, 2002 11:13 AM
I switched frames last fall so I went with the Dura-Ace stuff that was on my old frame. If I had to start from scratch I would do Campy Record.
I'm going with a mix of Chorus and Record on my new bike...Gregory Taylor
Apr 29, 2002 1:45 PM
I've got a new Dean on order (should get it in a week or two), and I'm dressing it up with what I will call the "Poseurs Pick" of Campy Parts --

Record shifters, rear derailleur, seatpost (all the flashy parts)

Chorus for the remainder of the gruppo.

This cost me only $125 over a straight Chorus set up.