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    Cannondale Rebuild - Veloce or 105??

    My 12 year old Cannondale has a great aluminum frame but the Shimano RSX components are getting quite worn. I am considering stripping the bike down and replacing everything including the Rigida wheelsets.

    My initial plan was to go with Shaimano 105 components. Recently I found a great price on a 2007 Campagnolo Veloce 10sp Groupset. Is Veloce the equal of 105? Any opinions on this? ......Thanks.

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    Equivalent in terms of what? Cost? Weight? Feel? The first is easily compared though variable depending on where the components are sourced. The second is easy enough to compare. The third is completely subjective and will depend on what feels more comfortable to you. Campy and Shimano hoods are different and so are the shift lever setups.

    My suggestion is to figure out which you like more and assuming it's in your budget, get it.

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    I personally think the Veloce equipped bike I had shifted more crisply than the Ultegra bike I have now, although the hood shape is much different. So if you haven't used Campy before, you might want to try it out to see if your hands like the shape. It also seemed like I needed a 10mm longer stem with Campy because the hoods were that much shorter.
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