Commuting - Campy stuff in a scott sub 20
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02-24-08, 06:54 AM
Anybody has or is using some campy stuff with his commuter bike?? Campy has flat bars brifters and stuff so i wasthiking to gi them a try and add 10 speed to my scott.
Second option, anybody is using road cranks like shimano 105 or dura-ace with his commuter???
I am (sort of) using both; I have Campy flat bar shifter/brake levers paired with a Shimano Ultregra drive train on my commuter bike; I go with this set up from fall till spring. I have a second bar (drop type) with Campy brifters that I use in the summer.
The frame is an Airborne Carpe Diem that I really don't like because its too stiff (the rear rack makes it even more stiff) for my tastes. I'm going to have Seven make me a Ti frame and will switch the components and fork although I will probably switch to a Campy drive train also at some point.
My thinking was to keep Campy shifters because I'm used to them and use Shimano for the drive train because I thought it would be more durable in bad weather conditions (and maybe it is) but the shifting in the drive train is clunky compared to my smooth Campy equipped road bike and I get annoyed by it.
02-24-08, 08:25 AM
This is the 1st commuter/ hybrid/MB bike i have so im not sure about many things. For example, the flat bar campy brifters so far i saw are 10 sp, now, the rear hub in this kind of bikes is 135 mms so no way to put a campy wheel in there that i know of. What I tought is to put shimano - campagnolo conversion cassette in there. Since the bike is 8 sp probably I wont be able to do it but change the hub is an easy step anyways, 2 hours tops! Probably that conversion casste can help you also, I have one in my road bike and works awesome.
The shimano drive train works fine? I mean... I can understand that the crank set works fine but the RD does work fine also? The other thing I read is that the Campy FB brifters are in two models, one for cantilever and one for regular brakes, wonder whats the difference because besides pulling a freaking cable i dont know what else it could be happening when pressing the levers.
Thans again for your response...
02-24-08, 10:43 AM
Um...can I ask why? I have the same bike and the stock Deore has worked fine for the last 2200 miles for me.
02-24-08, 02:10 PM
HI... well Im comming from campy record stuff... and to tell you the thruth eventhought deore its ok, does not ocmpare to any campy stuff.. I agree that compay record and deore cant compare anyways, road top of the line cant be compared with deore middle class beater component anyways. Im not saying deore is bad ok?
The bike is ok as it is but wonder how might look with all campy in there, probably would rock! hehehe... Im a road person, im not used to deore at all.. thats the reason, thats all :)
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