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Is it right to put carbon record levers on retro bike?(5 posts)

Is it right to put carbon record levers on retro bike?StevieP
Jan 9, 2003 7:26 AM
Further to my earlier thread regarding my Colnago project. Would it be 'right' to put Carbon levers on a retro bike (albeit with a modern grouppo) or should I stick with the silver of Chorus?

Same dilemma with the rear mech. Chorus or Record?

Steve
If you must use Ergo shifters rather than downtube shifters....MXL02
Jan 9, 2003 7:51 AM
in my opinion, the carbon ones are the only way to go.
re: Is it right to put carbon record levers on retro bike?RC51
Jan 9, 2003 9:53 AM
I recently restored a mid-eighties DeRosa and upgraded to full Campy record group set (Although I did keep the original Delta Brakes :-) ). I get compliments all the time, go for it!

Ara
re: Is it right to put carbon record levers on retro bike?bsdc
Jan 9, 2003 5:20 PM
If it were me, I'd go with Chorus for a slightly more retro look.
I wouldn't but its your bikeDaveG
Jan 9, 2003 6:39 PM
I think if I were truly going retro I'd stick with downtube shifters. If ergo has to be, then stick with more traditional looking Chorus. There are no real rules here; you asked for opinions and I gave mine. Its your bike - make yourself happy