My new Tarmac is nearly ready. Most of the parts are sitting on a shelf in the shop. The frame hangs in the window. Why am I not going to be riding it over the lovely, warm weekend? Because Shimano sucks. Where is my 7950 crankset?!? QBP told my shop Feb 2. That has come and gone. Still no word. Maybe next week. Maybe never. WTF?
I was originally going to stick with FSA, but the shop told me DA is so much better. And with the shop night discount, DA was cheaper. Cheaper won.
I have a race next Saturday. I want to race the new bike, dammit! I'd prefer to have a couple rides on it before then. The fitting should be pretty easy, but it still won't be instantaneously dialed in.
This brings me to Competitive Cyclist's lovely rant about Shimanohttp://www.competitivecyclist.com/za...ATS_NEW.ID=243
Racing related question: If I have to race next weekend on the "old" bike, I'm still going to use my new race wheels. I've got a few months on my chain, but it isn't too worn (chains last for a long long time with me...I don't put out mega watts and I clean it all the time). I'm going to run the same model chain on the new bike. Would I tear up the new cassette putting it on the bike with some miles on the chain? I've got maybe 1500-1600 on this chain. The previous one went over 6k. The training wheel cassette was replaced with the chain.