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Ok, all you Campyphiles. Here's a question:(20 posts)

Ok, all you Campyphiles. Here's a question:look271
Oct 16, 2002 8:05 AM
I am going to switch over my kg from the Mektronic/Shimano combo that I have to Campy. I am going to get mostly chorus, but am getting it from Total cycling and you can do several upgrades. I'm going to get the Record levers-they're only about $25 more expensive. I could get the record crank for about $85 more, but is it worth it? Would I really notice a difference? BTW-it's the alloy crank, not carbon. Thanks!
DependsEager Beagle
Oct 16, 2002 8:12 AM
It looks different, but the performance is the same.

Do you think it looks $85 better?
Oct 16, 2002 8:22 AM
Didn't know if record was stiffer or not. Thanks.
re: Ok, all you Campyphiles. Here's a question:McAndrus
Oct 16, 2002 8:31 AM
Maybe my answer won't help but here goes. I have a Daytona crankset and a Record crankset. The Record is noticeably stiffer than the Daytona. Is this also true for Chorus? I wish I could say.

I concluded this year, though, that stiffer cranks are important to me. I'd pay the $85 extra. Heck, I paid $300 extra to upgrade from Daytona.
heck, you could just get a Shimano cranksetweiwentg
Oct 16, 2002 8:34 AM
Ultegra crankset/BB. looks nice, and is stiff. I think the BB is a wee bit porkier than Chorus, but that's a small thing. and it should work with 10-speed - I have been assured as much by some people on this forum.
I have one.look271
Oct 16, 2002 9:18 AM
I use a D/A crank with my Mektronics. Those are going on my old steel-framed Nishiki. The components will be worth more than I paid for the bike =)
Oct 16, 2002 3:20 PM
God, I had one of those piles 20 years ago. What of POS. Nishiki "Pro" and it probably weighed 24# with 6 speeds.

You nailed it!look271
Oct 16, 2002 4:14 PM
Actually, it rides pretty nicely. Tange prestige 2 tubeset. Components s%$k, though. Arayo rims, suntour derailers, diacompe brakes (the brakes aren't too bad.) Lighten it up w/ the mektronics and maybe a new set of wheels and it may be OK. Hey, I only paid $50 for it! Works as a commuter.Don't have to worry about someone stealing it, especially since it's purple and lavender!
I don't get this.Eager Beagle
Oct 17, 2002 1:14 AM
Gentlemen - you are not bending cranks. Period.

Put one in a vice and jump up and down on it - swing on it - it will NOT bend.

You may have bb flex, movement on the splines, pedal bend whatever, but you are definately NOT flexing a Daytona crank.
Oct 16, 2002 8:44 AM
the levers will just be a cosmetic and slight weight difference. no functional diff. cranks are a different design. cooler looking than the chorus and some say they are a tad stiffer, but i doubt that you'll feel the difference anywhere but your pocketbook.
Welcome! It is all great, Chorus cranks are beefy and stiff. NMSpunout
Oct 16, 2002 8:56 AM
If you can't see that Record cranks are possibly thebill
Oct 16, 2002 9:16 AM
prettiest piece of jewelry you can put on a bike, at any cost, well . . . I'm not sure that you deserve them.
ULTEGRA?!!!!! excuse me, I must censor myself before I say something unforgiveable.
If you can't see that Record cranks are possibly thedjg
Oct 16, 2002 10:11 AM
prettiest piece of jewelry you can put on a bike, at any cost, well . . .

and definitely worth it when they are free, yes?
yes they are.bill
Oct 16, 2002 10:29 AM
re: Ok, all you Campyphiles. Here's a question:mapei boy
Oct 16, 2002 9:38 AM
The Record crank weighs a good deal less than the Chorus one (though I don't remember exactly how much). This is mostly because the crank arm on the Record serves as one of the crank spokes, while the Chorus has the traditional five spokes PLUS the crank arm. This set-up also gives the Record a slightly cleaner look. In other words, if you can psychologically justify it, go for the Record. This opinion, by the way, comes from a guy who has a Chorus crank, and who couldn't care less about upgrading it.
Some additional thoughts....Cima Coppi
Oct 16, 2002 11:23 AM
The Record crankset is not that much lighter than the Chorus crankset. According to Campy's official website, the Record cranks weight 632g, and the Chorus cranks weight 667g. A difference of 35g.

Another issue, which personally for me is why I chose Record cranks over Chorus is the greater length availability for Record. Chorus cranks are not available in lengths greater than 175mm, while Record offers a 177.5mm and a 180mm length.

Just my 0.02 Lira's worth.

re: Ok, all you Campyphiles. Here's a question:JohnG
Oct 16, 2002 12:36 PM
It's mostly cosmetic....... with a tiny-tiny bit of added stiffness.

IMHO: I can't imagine building a bike without using the Record crank and ergo levers. Everything else in Chrorus is OK by me though.

Think that's what I'll do.look271
Oct 16, 2002 4:16 PM
Now I just gotta start saving the pennies!
Think that's what I'll do.JohnG
Oct 17, 2002 6:03 AM
Give Scott at a chance to quote your Campy parts. I've bought over $10K in cycle stuff this last year and Scott is getting all of my Campy component orders.

ride on
Thanks John.look271
Oct 17, 2002 7:26 AM
I'llgive him a shout.