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Is it just me, or does it seem that Campy groupos...(19 posts)

Is it just me, or does it seem that Campy groupos...ArvinC
Apr 9, 2003 2:45 PM
...look "out-of-place" on anything but an Italian frame, or at the very least, something really European? There are exceptions, like the Merlin Cielo for instance, but for the most part, Shimano "looks" much better on an American Trek/Kestrel/Litespeed/etc.

It may not be even the "look" so much as the "righteousness" of the whole thing. I mean, a Colnago with Dura-Ace, as good as it is, just doesn't seem proper, you know?

Again, I'm just going on "looks" here. We ride what we like and that's all the reason we need. But, let's face it: To a lot of us, asthetics is a major consideration.

Just wondering if I'm the only one to think like this...crazy, eh?
HUH?! nmalansutton
Apr 9, 2003 3:18 PM
It's just you! Check your screws, I think one is loose. (nm)Kerry
Apr 9, 2003 3:19 PM
maybe if I got a marker and wrote litespeedellithe bull
Apr 9, 2003 3:46 PM
on my downtube it would match!Hmm I dont get it.Does it look out of place on a bare ti frame.Because I dont want to look out of place!
just for the "record", itotally agree......stik__boy
Apr 9, 2003 4:09 PM
its like putting american racing wheels on your ferrari 360 modena.......JUST NOT RIGHT!!!!!!
You are correct!ss-nyc
Apr 9, 2003 4:32 PM
My wife's steel Bianchi has Campy...very nice.

I got a Fuji 853 steel frame with carbon fork and just could not bring myself to put campy on it. Shimano just seemed to be the better fit...look and feel that is.
I disagree.slide13
Apr 9, 2003 5:00 PM
Personally, I prefer Campy all around. I like the feel of it much better, performance is great on both and in looks Campy wins hands down IMO. Campy is so much cleaner looking with all the cabeling going under the wrap and not sticking out the sides of the levers. I think Campy looks fine on anything, but I could never bring myself to put Shimano on an Italian frame.

I ride a Lemond with Campy and I love it (came with Ultegra but I switched it out when I was able to afford it) Asthetically I find it much more appealing, but I bought it for the feel of the Ergo's. I just preger them over Shimano's levers.
I think it's just you ;-) nmLeroy
Apr 9, 2003 8:03 PM
Chorus on a Kleinmfuchs1
Apr 10, 2003 4:19 AM
I've got chorus on a Klein Quantum Pro. Looks good to me. As good or better than the Chorus on the Pinarello I used to have.
Me tooFreewheelers
Apr 10, 2003 8:23 AM
Chorus on Q-Carbon Team. Holy crap, its beautiful:)
Using that logic...ColnagoFE
Apr 10, 2003 5:48 AM
Shimano would only look good on Japanese bikes.
I really don't think it's about logic at all, ColnagoFE.ArvinC
Apr 10, 2003 9:07 AM
Hello, ColnagoFE! Thanks for your input...but like I said, nothing performance-based, just a thought based on pure, asthetic preferences. And because it is, logic very rarely comes into play.

How something "looks" is incredibly subjective and can be rarely attributed to logic. Attractive to you may not be to me and vice-versa. And while you may try to explain why you love how a particular painting, photograph or bike frame "looks", getting someone to agree with you doesn't take logic per say. Most of the time, it'll boil down to wether or not he/she/they have the same "taste" as you do.

Cheers...have a good one!
Who cares . . .RJF
Apr 10, 2003 6:56 AM
This is one of the lamest issues that always comes up on here. Who gives a crap whether you have a Campy-equipped U.S. made bike, or an Itallian frame with Shimano? It's just irrellevant.

And if an Itallian pro on an Itallian team can ride an Itallian bike with Shimano on it, so can you.
Sorry for wasting your time on this...ArvinC
Apr 10, 2003 8:59 AM
...lame topic, RJF. Like I said, not anything based on tangible performance or the like. Purely personal asthetics. Thanks for coming out and giving your input!

And yes, I am very glad to know that several top-tier pro teams ride Shimano equipped Italian frames. I would love to ride one of those dream-machines...but would love it more if I could ride like the pros that ride them.

Cheers, bud...have a great day!
take a valium little manRJF
Apr 10, 2003 12:39 PM
Ask a silly question, get a bunch of sarcastic responses. What part of that is a surprise to you? Maybe you should direct your rant to the other 32 people who have poked fun at you, too.
Now there's a mature and intelligent responseout_ofbounds
Apr 10, 2003 4:14 PM
Looks like YOU'RE the one who can't handle sarcasm. Oh, BTW, even though most of us (including me) don't see it his way, some posters did. Different strokes for different folks, my friend. This IS an open forum, you know?
You have been looking at too many magazinesSnowBlind
Apr 10, 2003 8:25 AM
and now have cabin fever.
Get out and ride!
Is it just me or does an Italian riding a French bike...Juanmoretime
Apr 10, 2003 8:36 AM
with Japanese components look out of place? I better go yank the Campy stuff off my Vortex! Nah, it's just me.
re: Is it just me, or does it seem that Campy groupos...out_ofbounds
Apr 10, 2003 4:09 PM
I think it's crazy...but I wouldn't put anything but Campy on my Status Carb!