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Old 02-15-2011, 10:07 PM   #19006
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Well, after a lot of fiddling and mulling things over I decided I can't do the RAGBRAI. Too much work and other commitments, so something gets kicked to the curb.

The bicycle ride gets the call.

Oh well, at least there are other adventures out there.
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:17 PM   #19007
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Anybody out there running Campagnolo groupsets? I am seriously pondering a wicked deal on an Athena gruppo, but i have no experience with Campy.
I feel like I whore out these guys, but, they're straight-up and local to me. They stock, sell, and ride all component brands and will give a fair comparison. You may check their pricing compared to what you're looking at. As mentioned, they stock it all, multiples of it all. I've never seen so many component sets, or wheels.

Just found their Athena set, here.
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:22 AM   #19008
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2.43 into a headwind 3/4 of the way. That last 1/4 of the ride was fun! Haulin ass and not tryin real hard to do it.



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Old 02-16-2011, 12:50 PM   #19009
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Anybody out there running Campagnolo groupsets? I am seriously pondering a wicked deal on an Athena gruppo, but i have no experience with Campy.
I've got a drive train of athena from the late 90's. I wanted sti type shifters .I liked the hard crisp click of Campy. I've sense returned to Shimano DA stuff. The Campy stuff I've got works great,never a problem. I've got a riding bud he likes his stuff He's got late 90's Record & Choris (or how ever it's spelled). The Bearing groups of Campy are great.
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Old 02-16-2011, 01:07 PM   #19010
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Anybody out there running Campagnolo groupsets? I am seriously pondering a wicked deal on an Athena gruppo, but i have no experience with Campy.
That's sort of like asking "Ford or Chevy or Ram?" ...depends on who you ask.

I personally have run nothing but Campy (on my road bikes) for the last 15 years. I love the positive feel and the ability to trim the front derailleur (not possible on the last Shimano group I rode).
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Old 02-16-2011, 02:42 PM   #19011
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That's sort of like asking "Ford or Chevy or Ram?" ...depends on who you ask.

I personally have run nothing but Campy (on my road bikes) for the last 15 years. I love the positive feel and the ability to trim the front derailleur (not possible on the last Shimano group I rode).
I can trim my FD on my 4 yr old Dura Ace, wonder if they got rid of that recently?
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Old 02-16-2011, 03:40 PM   #19012
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I can trim my FD on my 4 yr old Dura Ace, wonder if they got rid of that recently?


New new D/A 'doesn't need it' so they eliminated that click

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Old 02-16-2011, 03:41 PM   #19013
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I can trim my FD on my 4 yr old Dura Ace, wonder if they got rid of that recently?
Yes, they now do not need to be trimmed. The front der will not rub no matter what gear you are in the back.
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Old 02-16-2011, 05:15 PM   #19014
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I feel like I whore out these guys, but, they're straight-up and local to me. They stock, sell, and ride all component brands and will give a fair comparison. You may check their pricing compared to what you're looking at. As mentioned, they stock it all, multiples of it all. I've never seen so many component sets, or wheels.

Just found their Athena set, here.
where do you think I was looking at that wicked deal?
They say they've got SRAM rival groupsets though, so I might go with that.
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Old 02-16-2011, 06:59 PM   #19015
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The search for a wagon wheeled GIANT bulletin board has finally ended. They went over the top with the logos, but this CL deal was worth checking out. Its a 2010 XTC 1 29er listed for a grand. I talked the seller down to $750. That's a $700+ Fox fork.

I felt I should break her in right by crashing her in a most spectacular manner.



See that bloody knee? Took a hell of a digger after forgetting to undo the lockout on the fork during a descent. This newfangled suspension tech has me a bit confuzzled. The legs and hands were bloody.

Kris cleaned this log without a second thought. He's an AMA pro level roadracer who also happens to be a natural on anything with two wheels. This 17 year old kid makes the hard stuff look easy. I wish I had half his talent.



For Gaston Gagne. This one is actually three logs connected together. Its looong.
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Old 02-17-2011, 08:13 AM   #19016
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I can trim my FD on my 4 yr old Dura Ace, wonder if they got rid of that recently?
I think actually the other way around - DA in the past was the only group where you had trim (which now has also been eliminated). At one point in 1999 I actually ended up with an Ultegra kit on a cylocross bike, and it definitely did NOT have trim. Especially after switching to smaller chainrings, it would always rub. I ended up just ditching the cable and running a single ring on a chain guide up front.

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Yes, they now do not need to be trimmed. The front der will not rub no matter what gear you are in the back.
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Old 02-17-2011, 11:27 AM   #19017
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I think actually the other way around - DA in the past was the only group where you had trim (which now has also been eliminated). At one point in 1999 I actually ended up with an Ultegra kit on a cylocross bike, and it definitely did NOT have trim. Especially after switching to smaller chainrings, it would always rub. I ended up just ditching the cable and running a single ring on a chain guide up front.

I've got five or six year old Ultegra and I can trim the front.
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Old 02-17-2011, 11:45 AM   #19018
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I think actually the other way around - DA in the past was the only group where you had trim (which now has also been eliminated). At one point in 1999 I actually ended up with an Ultegra kit on a cylocross bike, and it definitely did NOT have trim. Especially after switching to smaller chainrings, it would always rub. I ended up just ditching the cable and running a single ring on a chain guide up front.

Well yes, I do have to trim it to stop the chuffing noise.

On a completely different topic, I just sold a bunch of bikes and rollers, etc to get one of these -



But it's been years since I've done MTN biking. I really want a bear trap type pedal that also has an inert clipless SPD or Crank Brothers type etc easy contact. But I also like to have the bear trap when things get slow and technical, and I've tried the eggbeater's in tight mud single track and hated them.

So what do you MTN rider's think of these-

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Shimano PD M324

They look like they would be fun for urban casual commuting too.
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Old 02-17-2011, 12:11 PM   #19019
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But it's been years since I've done MTN biking. I really want a bear trap type pedal that also has an inert clipless SPD or Crank Brothers type etc easy contact. But I also like to have the bear trap when things get slow and technical, and I've tried the eggbeater's in tight mud single track and hated them.

So what do you MTN rider's think of these-

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Shimano PD M324

They look like they would be fun for urban casual commuting too.[/QUOTE]





I like em I've got on two bikes,both are road bikes.we've got a lot stoplights on hills I've had problems clicking in to road pedals. these can be pedaled w/o clicking in, or other than bike shoes. be sure to set them loose at first to get used to them. Also don't be tempted to buy the cheaper brands stick with Shimano.
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Old 02-17-2011, 12:46 PM   #19020
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Hey CDP: HTFU only wussies and beginners ride them flip-floppy things. REAL men ride SPDs and don't whinge about it on the innerwebs.

There. Feel at home now?

Seriously. Them half and half pedals are all OK. You can get something like this if you'd rather just get 'regular' SPDs. That way, yer not stuck getting new pedals when you've been off-roading enough to not need the flats any more. Yer LBS prolly has a few pairs layin around from when they useta come on every bike sold with SPDs so you may not even hafta pay for em.

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