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Ordered my campy today!!!!!(21 posts)

Ordered my campy today!!!!!the bull
Mar 20, 2003 5:09 PM
As of sometime next week I will be shimano free!!!
Just ordered all record 10 and the carbon cranks I have been dreaming about.Also ordered eurus wheelset was a little concerned of the zipps being used as everyday wheel.
Think that this will be a good allround wheelset.Will post pics after I build it up!
what, may I ask, will be wearing all of this fancy jewelry? nmFrith
Mar 20, 2003 5:28 PM
litespeed classic-black paint with bare ti stays.the bull
Mar 20, 2003 6:19 PM
Was going to get a new frame.But after thinking about it decided to keep the one I got.Ti lasts for ever right(She is only 3 years old)?
Bull, about the black bikeFez
Mar 20, 2003 8:06 PM
I think you posted it the other day.

Is that a factory paint job? It begs the question, how in the world did you get black paint and no decals.

Looks sweet! What model year frame is it?
It was a team issue from Litespeed.the bull
Mar 20, 2003 9:11 PM
It is pretty much a Classic but it had tearshaped downtube and 1 1/8 steer tube(these were some of the first).
really nice ride.Like it allot.
oh yeah- 2000 and used brake cleaner on decals!nmthe bull
Mar 20, 2003 9:13 PM
Mar 20, 2003 9:41 PM
I almost got that same black Team Issue from Colorado Cyclist. Instead, I opted for a Litespeed Classic with no paint.

It was a toss-up. The Team seemed like a nice bike. I liked the idea of its Tuscany-like downtube, stiffened BB area and larger (at the time) headtube. But the only way it came was painted and with a ton of decals, so I chose a bare titanium Litespeed Classic.

It is interesting that you could remove the decals on your Team Issue without harming the paint. On factory painted Litespeeds, they apply a clearcoat over the decals.

Since you were able to remove your decals without harming the paint, can we assume they were applied over the final layer of paint?
yes cc did it I think they had a buch of these....the bull
Mar 20, 2003 9:50 PM
built up for a deal.
But thats what I got full dura-ace for 2526.00 new!
not bad they go for over 4000.00 now.
should have invested in litespeed frames instead of stock market!
i remember. i wish i picked up a spare...Fez
Mar 20, 2003 10:10 PM
The other deal I wish I jumped on was last year's clearance of the Team Lotto Vortex. That was an awesome bike for a pretty good price.

So there was no clearcoat over your decals?
Bad investmentRay Sachs
Mar 21, 2003 5:41 AM
Yeah, the retail goes up pretty quickly. But try selling a '99 or '00 Classic frame. The stock market isn't dropping THAT fast.

you honestly did not think I was serious did you!nmthe bull
Mar 21, 2003 2:40 PM
You have stepped away from the dark side, LukePaulCL
Mar 20, 2003 6:19 PM
You may now ride with the 'enlightened' ones. Welcome.

...and yes...what will these suhweat components hang on???
Campy 10Bixe
Mar 20, 2003 7:56 PM
Before this Campy 10/Carbon crank ride, my last full Campy setup included down tube shifters because that was about all that was available back then. It's been pretty much D/A to this point for no better reason than convenience, familiarity and compatibility across several bikes..

I like this setup. The Speedplays and cranks are spun with Sidi Ergo1 shoes resulting in a relatively light rotating mass. The setup certainly spins noticeably easier and I've been having a wonderful time on the climbs.

The Eurus have proven to be fine for everyday use. The alternate wheels are HED Alps.

Enjoy it..
Now that's pretty!Live Steam
Mar 20, 2003 8:50 PM
I have been thinking about a Status Carb as my next steel frame. Enjoy riding her!
How does that thing ride?the bull
Mar 20, 2003 9:17 PM
If I was going to go carbon I would get a C-40 or a Fondriest.How do those cranks feel?
Wonderful Ride....Bixe
Mar 21, 2003 5:44 AM
The P4 is a wonderful ride. While the cranks are every bit as stiff as the alloy cranks, I'm more a spinner than a masher, so I'm not going to bend them (or any crank) in a sprint.

Fondriest terminated production of the P4 several months ago and the lead time on a Top Carbon is measured in seasons. Practically speaking, Fondriest carbon frames are very few and far in between. They've suggested a ‘P5' sometime later this year, so it'll be awhile before we see anything new here in the States.

While I love the ride and haven't had a single problem, I'd only recommend the frame or cranks conditionally: As the frame inventory is pretty much whatever CC has left in the warehouse, there's not going to be any replacement should the frame fail.
The cranks are X-pensive. The more one spins, the more one appreciates them. For no other reason than dumb luck, the cranks on my ride came with such a significant discount that I would have been certifiably nuts not to accept.
re: Ordered my campy today!!!!!Giant Joe
Mar 20, 2003 9:15 PM
Good choice for A everyday wheel,I beleive they also have a 3 year warranty don't know what It covers.
I'm thinking of getting A set for my "Shimano only" bike
Congrats on being shimano free...nmzooog
Mar 21, 2003 2:26 AM
Congrats on being shimano free...nmstratslingr77
Mar 21, 2003 6:07 AM
You guys keep mentioning that the Eurus is a good everyday wheel. I weigh 215 pounds, how would these wheels hold up to my weight?
I'd suggest more spokes; BTW I haven't used Eurus....nmSpunout
Mar 21, 2003 6:39 AM
re: Ordered my campy today!!!!!mackgoo
Mar 21, 2003 7:15 AM
You better get some good dark shades for the light my son.