Campag Rocks and Shimano sucks

boy on bike
boy on bike Posts: 139
edited February 2009 in Commuting chat
Just for ITB... :wink:
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  • itboffin
    itboffin Posts: 20,061
    Ah the forum is now truly complete, thanks B.O.B

    But really are campy groupsets better than shimano ??

    My 105 STI seem to perform perfectly unless dirty then they give up the ghost quickly but then my campag brakes def. have lots more stopping power and my cane creek brake levers look even better than campag.

    Is there an alternative to SRAM, Shimano & Campagnolo
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  • il_principe
    il_principe Posts: 9,155
    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    FCUKING HELMET WEARING REDLIGHT JUMPING SHIMANO USING NUMPTIES.

    :shock:
  • iain_j
    iain_j Posts: 1,941
    FCUKING HELMET WEARING REDLIGHT JUMPING SHIMANO USING NUMPTIES

    - who ride on pavements listening to iPods
  • itboffin
    itboffin Posts: 20,061
    edited February 2009
    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    FCUKING HELMET WEARING REDLIGHT JUMPING SHIMANO USING NUMPTIES.

    :shock:

    So you're saying those who use Shimano are RLJ helmet wearing numpties :P
    Rule #5 // Harden The Feck Up.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • Feltup
    Feltup Posts: 1,340
    Suntour rocks! Only the best RLJers use Suntour.
    Short hairy legged roadie FCN 4 or 5 in my baggies.

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  • il_principe
    il_principe Posts: 9,155
    edited February 2009
    itboffin wrote:
    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    FCUKING HELMET WEARING REDLIGHT JUMPING SHIMANO USING NUMPTIES.

    :shock:

    So you're saying those who use Shimano are RLJ helmet wearing numpties :P

    Basically. Helmet wearing, triple riding, red light jumping, fairweather, pavement riding, altura clad numpties of the highest order.

    Typical Shimano user:

    bush.jpg

    Typical Campagnolo user:

    2008-7-5-valverde81829997.jpg

    :lol::lol:
  • symo
    symo Posts: 1,743
    Lets see that photo again. No can't be a campy user, his head hasn't disappeared up his own arse.

    To be honest over the years owned both and they all function pretty much the same.
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  • itboffin
    itboffin Posts: 20,061
    I'm going to put campag ergo shifters on my otherwise full shimano cross bike :D

    Is that wrong? :o
    Rule #5 // Harden The Feck Up.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • whyamihere
    whyamihere Posts: 7,708
    itboffin wrote:
    I'm going to put campag ergo shifters on my otherwise full shimano cross bike :D

    Is that wrong? :o
    I have Ergos on my otherwise fully Shimano (except the Veloce brakes) commuter...
  • I always imagine that Campag die hards also use MACs. It's that whole evangelical thing...
    <insert witty comment here>

    Also, I have calculated my FCN as 12...although I have no idea what that actually means.
  • il_principe
    il_principe Posts: 9,155
    I use a Mac. I use it 'cos it's better than a PC. However I use both Campag and Shimano. Nowt wrong with either of them.
  • I use a Mac. I use it 'cos it's better than a PC.

    Bingo!
    <insert witty comment here>

    Also, I have calculated my FCN as 12...although I have no idea what that actually means.
  • I'm confused...........I have Shimano on my Giant, wear a helmet but don't RLJ.........I also don't *think* I'm a numpty!

    Of course I can't really wade in on this discussion proper as I have yet to sample a Campag equipped bike, having said that I am very impressed visually with the look of Super Record 11 :-D
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  • most of my bikes have shimano though there is smattering of other parts as well the town bike has scram gripshifters (which i hate)

    and old red has downtube shifters so that pritty much means shimano though still has the old friction suntour front deraailer.
  • Clever Pun
    Clever Pun Posts: 6,778
    I'm confused...........I have Shimano on my Giant, wear a helmet but don't RLJ.........I also don't *think* I'm a numpty!

    Of course I can't really wade in on this discussion proper as I have yet to sample a Campag equipped bike, having said that I am very impressed visually with the look of Super Record 11 :-D

    could you not reach the campag bike then?
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  • Clever Pun wrote:
    I'm confused...........I have Shimano on my Giant, wear a helmet but don't RLJ.........I also don't *think* I'm a numpty!

    Of course I can't really wade in on this discussion proper as I have yet to sample a Campag equipped bike, having said that I am very impressed visually with the look of Super Record 11 :-D

    could you not reach the campag bike then?

    It was a £8000 Pinarello Prince down at GB Cycles, it looked like it was clamped down to the display so touching it wasn't an option!
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  • I guess it comes down to whether you want to put fishing gear on ya bike http://fish.shimano.com/ or not. :wink:
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  • itboffin
    itboffin Posts: 20,061
    whyamihere wrote:
    itboffin wrote:
    I'm going to put campag ergo shifters on my otherwise full shimano cross bike :D

    Is that wrong? :o
    I have Ergos on my otherwise fully Shimano (except the Veloce brakes) commuter...

    Did you need to use any shifter adapters?

    I'm using a PC with Windows 7 beta for this post but normally use a Powerbook, I have two other laptops with Vista and two with Ubuntu.

    oh and two servers one with 2003 adv server & exchange and the other with Slackware

    I win I win :lol:
    Rule #5 // Harden The Feck Up.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • il_principe
    il_principe Posts: 9,155
    itboffin wrote:
    whyamihere wrote:
    itboffin wrote:
    I'm going to put campag ergo shifters on my otherwise full shimano cross bike :D

    Is that wrong? :o
    I have Ergos on my otherwise fully Shimano (except the Veloce brakes) commuter...

    Did you need to use any shifter adapters?

    I'm using a PC with Windows 7 beta for this post but normally use a Powerbook, I have two other laptops with Vista and two with Ubuntu.

    oh and two servers one with 2003 adv server & exchange and the other with Slackware

    I win I win :lol:

    Win what exactly - The NERD competition?

    Just got my macbook pro running XP on parallels. Does seem wrong having windows on a mac though. And yes I'm aware of bootcamp before anyone mentions it.
  • ah but VM's are cool can run xp win 7 (it's attaully windows 6...) linux, solaris etc...
  • itboffin wrote:
    whyamihere wrote:
    itboffin wrote:
    I'm going to put campag ergo shifters on my otherwise full shimano cross bike :D

    Is that wrong? :o
    I have Ergos on my otherwise fully Shimano (except the Veloce brakes) commuter...

    Did you need to use any shifter adapters?

    I'm using a PC with Windows 7 beta for this post but normally use a Powerbook, I have two other laptops with Vista and two with Ubuntu.

    oh and two servers one with 2003 adv server & exchange and the other with Slackware

    I win I win :lol:


    Win what exactly - The NERD competition?

    Just got my macbook pro running XP on parallels. Does seem wrong having windows on a mac though. And yes I'm aware of bootcamp before anyone mentions it.

    BURN HIM!!! I die a little inside when I see a Mac running Windows!
    On the subject of geeky stuff I just got a bottle of Ubuntu coke from the staff cafe where I'm working! It doesn't appear to be affiliated in any way with the OS but it's still cool - in a uber geeky way :-)
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  • Riiiiight, let's wade in. New Dura ace is 1. Lighter, 2. Cheaper, 3. Classier and 4, More reliable than the cheap italian plastic crap. Let's face it, the Italians don't exactly have a reputation for engineering longevity/reliability in the transport world, whatever their aesthetic merits.
    11 speed is a scam for gullible fashion lemmings, and making the new chain require a unique and very expensive chain tool means they must have a huge wide window at the campag factory to see you all coming. :D
    Dan
  • ah but VM's are cool can run xp win 7 (it's attaully windows 6...) linux, solaris etc...

    VM's are neat for tryign OS's out, I specced out a near perfect PC for just the task on PC Specialist earlier - quad core CPU, 8Gb ram (the most they offered) and 1.25Tb hard disk space (I could have gone upto 4TB but I think that might be overkill.....like I'd need to run 4 copies of vista at the same time!) and it all came out at less then £600!

    Anyhow what was the topic again?
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  • Riiiiight, let's wade in. New Dura ace is 1. Lighter, 2. Cheaper, 3. Classier and 4, More reliable than the cheap italian plastic crap. Let's face it, the Italians don't exactly have a reputation for engineering longevity/reliability in the transport world, whatever their aesthetic merits.
    11 speed is a scam for gullible fashion lemmings, and making the new chain require a unique and very expensive chain tool means they must have a huge wide window at the campag factory to see you all coming. :D

    Your missing the point, it's that it goes upto 11!!! That's better then 10! Like if I had (for example) and amp that went upto 11 that would be louder then yours that stops at 10 :-D
    Who's the daddy?
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  • Riiiiight, let's wade in. New Dura ace is 1. Lighter, 2. Cheaper, 3. Classier and 4, More reliable than the cheap italian plastic crap. Let's face it, the Italians don't exactly have a reputation for engineering longevity/reliability in the transport world, whatever their aesthetic merits.
    11 speed is a scam for gullible fashion lemmings, and making the new chain require a unique and very expensive chain tool means they must have a huge wide window at the campag factory to see you all coming. :D

    mmmm....you seem unsure and to be sitting on the fence with this one. :lol:
    <insert witty comment here>

    Also, I have calculated my FCN as 12...although I have no idea what that actually means.
  • il_principe
    il_principe Posts: 9,155
    itboffin wrote:
    whyamihere wrote:
    itboffin wrote:
    I'm going to put campag ergo shifters on my otherwise full shimano cross bike :D

    Is that wrong? :o
    I have Ergos on my otherwise fully Shimano (except the Veloce brakes) commuter...

    Did you need to use any shifter adapters?

    I'm using a PC with Windows 7 beta for this post but normally use a Powerbook, I have two other laptops with Vista and two with Ubuntu.

    oh and two servers one with 2003 adv server & exchange and the other with Slackware

    I win I win :lol:


    Win what exactly - The NERD competition?

    Just got my macbook pro running XP on parallels. Does seem wrong having windows on a mac though. And yes I'm aware of bootcamp before anyone mentions it.

    BURN HIM!!! I die a little inside when I see a Mac running Windows!
    On the subject of geeky stuff I just got a bottle of Ubuntu coke from the staff cafe where I'm working! It doesn't appear to be affiliated in any way with the OS but it's still cool - in a uber geeky way :-)

    Look I only have Windows so I can run the few programmes made by firms that refuse to be nice to Mac users - things like 4ondemand for instance.
  • don_don
    don_don Posts: 1,007
    Any dyed in the wool Campag users here who want to sell me the Dura-ace groupset they bought as an experiment cheap?

    :D
  • don_don
    don_don Posts: 1,007
    Any dyed in the wool Shimano users here who want to sell me the Record groupset they bought as an experiment cheap?

    :D
  • don_don
    don_don Posts: 1,007
    Any dyed in the wool computer geeks here who want to stick their heads in this bucket of ice-cold water?

    :D