|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? nm||Frith|
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 bike||Fez|
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!nm||the 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 investment||Ray 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!nm||the bull|
Mar 21, 2003 2:40 PM
|You have stepped away from the dark side, Luke||PaulCL|
Mar 20, 2003 6:19 PM
|You may now ride with the 'enlightened' ones. Welcome.
...and yes...what will these suhweat components hang on???
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.
|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?|
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...nm||zooog|
Mar 21, 2003 2:26 AM
|Congrats on being shimano free...nm||stratslingr77|
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....nm||Spunout|
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.|| |