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Campy Wears in Shimano Wears Out(16 posts)

Campy Wears in Shimano Wears OutI Love Shimano
Oct 20, 2002 9:43 PM
I just don't get it. A lot of my fellow cyclists are using ancient Shimano gruppos (RSX, Dura Ace downtube shifters...7 speed, etc. etc.) that still work perfectly. While I read some Campyphiles writing about how they had to THROW AWAY this or that Shimano part after a "couple" of years.

I think those guys do not know how to take care of their equipment.

This is not an invitation to to flame war!
if its not an invitation, then what the f*ck is it?collinsc
Oct 20, 2002 10:00 PM
whats your point?
Obviously, something YOU can't figure outI Love Shimano
Oct 20, 2002 10:11 PM
Point is, how can they say that Shimano parts are 'throaways' when guys over here are using them way past their 'expiration date.' Don't get me wrong, these guys are far from being mere confort cyclists or weekend warriors. We are talking about hardcore ok....some pros still even use old school Shimano down tube gruppos.

no need to cuss mmmkay? cussing is bad =)
...some advicedivve
Oct 21, 2002 4:15 AM
If you just care about functionally by all means use Shimano. There's absolutely nothing wrong with it. I use their stuff myself as well. However, if your bike hardware means more to you than just the sum of its parts. I full-heartedly recommend Campagnolo. Their top-end stuff has a certain expression to it that you can't quite lay your finger on. Basically same thing goes for the Italian bike frames.
Someday,when I own a fine Italian/euro bike, I'll spec it w/Camyjtferraro
Oct 21, 2002 4:51 AM
...but for now, Shimano on a Trek(or Cannondale) certainly will suffice for me.

DOH - that's "Campy"! (nm)jtferraro
Oct 21, 2002 4:53 AM
Hmmmmm. Freudian slip, huh? Who's Camy? (nm)rtyszko
Oct 21, 2002 5:03 AM
Yeah, right! Buy Campy, you get the myth for free!(nm)cyclequip
Oct 21, 2002 6:35 AM
yeah, no sh*t i cant figure it out.collinsc
Oct 21, 2002 7:04 AM
thats why I asked the question.

your original post asked no questions. it contains only statements, and weak ones at that.

to make this clear, I will quote you.

"A lot of my fellow cyclists are using ancient Shimano gruppos (RSX, Dura Ace downtube shifters...7 speed, etc. etc.) that still work perfectly. "

well, A lot of my fellow cyclists are using ancient Campagnolo gruppos (Daytona, Record downtube shifters...7speed, etc. etc.) that still work perfectly."

that statement says nothing persuasive, it argues no point, defines nothing and basically doesnt deserve to exist. I dont really want to call this post "trolling", but, without any of the things above, that is basically all it is.

see my point?
What do you expect?Spoiler
Oct 21, 2002 7:40 AM
Look at the wanker's name. She probably spends all day scribbling "I love Shimano" on her class notebooks.
Don't Feed the Trolls! We went through this last week. NMSpunout
Oct 21, 2002 3:35 AM
Please let this thread die.PEDDLEFOOT
Oct 21, 2002 4:00 AM
....and quickly-before he starts posting pics! (nm)Alexx
Oct 21, 2002 6:08 AM
Valid issue re: Shimano, the tiresome 'vs Campy' aspect aside ...scottfree
Oct 21, 2002 7:33 AM
I've noticed folks running Shimano forever with no problems. (Not as 'forever' as my 18-year-old Suntour Cyclone II drivetrain, mind you, but still, years and years of good service). My wife's running Ultegra from the days when it was not a name, just a number.

Seems to me this 'wears out/wears in' is just a catchy slogan that doesn't really reflect Shimano's durability. And remember, I have no dog in this fight since my component maker's out of business!
The real question is.......joekm
Oct 21, 2002 12:26 PM
Are Campy users more likely to use Windows or Linux?

.....sorry, getting bored, had to stir the pot ;)
re: Campy Wears in Shimano Wears Outmackgoo
Oct 21, 2002 12:29 PM
I think the big wear issue is in the STI's.