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Whose scraping their 9 speed DA 4 10 speed DA?(15 posts)

Whose scraping their 9 speed DA 4 10 speed DA?ol
Jul 6, 2003 5:56 PM
I am just curious who will be getting rid of their perfectly good 9 speed for the sake of having the latest and the greatest.
Chances are...Atombomber
Jul 6, 2003 6:19 PM
if I scrape my drivetrain, I've crashed pretty hard. In that case, a good majority of the parts might need replacing (including frame and/or fork), in which case I'd consider the change. As of now everything works just fine so I am not considering it.
Not scraping, so much as getting new stuff...merckx56
Jul 6, 2003 6:23 PM
I've already got two 10 speed groups on order and a custom Vanilla steel frame for one of them to go on! The Look will remain 9 speed. Just another excuse to have more bikes.
got campy instead :) nmweiwentg
Jul 6, 2003 7:01 PM
"new" DAfiltersweep
Jul 6, 2003 7:05 PM
The new DA shifters look more like Ultegra... seems like they will be using more and more plastic... er, "composite" parts (like the wheel release on the brake? what else is new about this??)

If you can't tell, I'll be perfectly happy running 9.
campy's latest and greatest...C-40
Jul 7, 2003 4:36 AM
Couldn't resist.

The new Chorus group may prove to be a much better value. Shimano still has a lot of catching up to do.
campy's latest and greatest...divve
Jul 7, 2003 5:36 AM
No offense but potential DA or Record buyers aren't looking for good value.
Shimano still has a lot of catching up to do.cyclequip
Jul 7, 2003 6:01 AM
Since when?
Since 2000...C-40
Jul 7, 2003 7:30 AM
I'm on my fourth season of flawless 10-speed performance. Shimano fell behind that year and won't begin to catch up with only one 10-speed group.
Cool! Veloce 10 looks like a winnergeeker
Jul 7, 2003 3:05 PM
I'm too cheap/slow/heavy for the premium gruppos.
I've still got 8 speed (hell, 1 speed too)off roadie
Jul 7, 2003 5:26 AM
My road bike has 8 cogs (13-28), and I love it. Its also a steel frame with a quill stem and non-ergo bars. Hey, I'm a cheap newby, and it was a good used deal.

I wouldn't turn down a 10 cog road setup if somebody gave me one, but I'm sure as hell not forking over cash while my old stuff works so well.

I also have a 1x1 ridgid mountian bike commutter. I've done a 30 mile road ride on it- it wasn't so bad. I like gears on my free-ride / trail bike, but I'd probably trade the 9 cog setup for an 8 cog if I was given the chance.
No scrapping. But DA 10 speed on new bike when it comes out. nmBrianNYC
Jul 7, 2003 5:57 AM
Why? For 1 more (ok, 2 ) gear (s)?KG 361
Jul 7, 2003 3:31 PM
My 9 speed works just fine. When it wears out, then I'll switch.
re: Whose scraping their 9 speed DA 4 10 speed DA?270bullet
Jul 7, 2003 4:21 PM
By the phrasing of your question, I take it you don't approve of people buying new things? Are you still riding on a 7 speed with down-tube shifters and toe clips? Still wearing a wool jersey? Refuse to buy them new fangled helmets when you leather skid lid is just fine?
Not exactly!ol
Jul 7, 2003 6:01 PM
I ride a Merlin extralight compact with 9 speed DA.
Like a lot of people on this board I like to have the latest and greatest, but this time I am wandering is it worthwhile putting aside a perfectly good goupset with just a few scratches, for the sake of having 1 extra cog in the new reincarnation.
My question is simply aimed at getting feedback from other 9 speed owners, and seeing what they will be doing with their current groupsets in the upcoming future.
Your question is about as far of the mark as you possibly hope to get.