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Thanks for all the help, but I went w/ Dura-Ace...(15 posts)

Thanks for all the help, but I went w/ Dura-Ace...853
Sep 12, 2002 8:01 AM
I know that alot of people where telling me to get Record but the expence of cassetes,chains,and other parts just didn't seem that appealing, specially when you always have things wear out on you when your broke.

I was going to use wisecyclebuys.com but I mentioned the price to my LBS and he agreed to match the $775.00 price.
w/ no tax and also installed my parts for $45 dollars.
I guess it's good to form a good relationship w/ LBS.

I'm going for my first ride tonight - can't wait.
My Caad5 is now under 17lbs w/ solid parts.
And I have extra money to get that extra wheelset I've been thinking about!
Thanks for the advise everybody!
That's a good LBS........Dave Hickey
Sep 12, 2002 8:07 AM
They matched wisecyclebuys.com price?
Then we didnt help at all... (nm)onespeed
Sep 12, 2002 8:08 AM
Even though I'm a Shimano guy, That was funny! nmDave Hickey
Sep 12, 2002 8:21 AM
Yes you did, you made me realize...853
Sep 12, 2002 8:37 AM
I can't afford Record in the long run.
It would be like a rich uncle giving me a Ferrari that I can't enjoy - insurance costs,maintanence cost. Better off selling it and using the money to buy a Integra typeR adding a turbo and being able to do 1/4 miles at the same speed w/ less maintance. But of course nobody will drool over an integra.
I really don't need anybody drooling over my grupo, I want the performance!

Oh Ya,The guys at the shop have become more like friends than anything else. If your in L.A. visit them at Budget Bikes in Eagle Rock, I can't assure you the same deal but they are fair, ask for Oscar.
Who needs an extra lever on the shifters anyway...Bruno
Sep 12, 2002 9:04 AM
STI superior design allows you shift up or down while on the hoods or drops.
Who needs an extra lever on the shifters anyway...flying
Sep 12, 2002 10:09 AM
STI superior design allows you shift up or down while on the hoods or drops.

So does Campy ;-)
Superior design? Don't know about that.hrs
Sep 12, 2002 10:16 AM
I actually find the Ergo levers easier to shift both from the drops and the hoods.

Regards,
Rodney
I can do the same with my Chorus (nm)ColnagoFE
Sep 12, 2002 10:25 AM
Yes. Better design!!cyclequip
Sep 13, 2002 3:40 AM
You need big hands to be able to shift the Campy from both hoods and drops. Now all you Campy lovers - go try and shift (up or down) while braking!! It'd help to have a casevac on standby for sure.
Better design: Can you downshift 10 cogs in one fell swoop?Spunout
Sep 13, 2002 4:09 AM
Better design: Can you downshift 10 cogs in one fell swoop?Galibier
Sep 13, 2002 4:59 AM
Just curious -- why would anyone do that?
probably the same people that brake and shift at the same time-nColnagoFE
Sep 13, 2002 6:07 AM
I shift down (to a lower bigger gear) while braking all the timehrs
Sep 13, 2002 4:14 AM
what's your point?
maybe that's it in a nutshellColnagoFE
Sep 13, 2002 6:06 AM
I don't have particularly big hands but they aren't small either. So I might concede that Shimano is a better design for smaller handed people. Personally I have no problems with it. How often do you have to brake and shift at the same time anyway?