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    Athena or chorus?

    I cain't find a Veloce 8 speed derailleur to replace my damaged one, but have located both Athena and Chorus. If both are in like condition, which is considered the most desirable?

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    Chorus was above Athena in the Campy range.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Wills View Post
    Chorus was above Athena in the Campy range.
    The man speaks truth. Both were above veloce as well. Consider it a forced upgrade

    I regret selling my chorus 8 RD.

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    Sometimes there are differences, sometimes it's just a little ink or other cosmetics.

    Chorus derailleurs at the tail end of the 8 speed era attached the lower pivot with a bolt. Athena derailleurs have a stud with a E-clip. The bolt is harder to loose and easier to reassemble when you take it apart to clean the pivots.
    Last edited by Drew Eckhardt; 08-03-12 at 10:53 PM.

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    Was it a long cage or short cage?
    1999 Waterford RSE-11, 1995 Waterford 1200, 1989 Specialized Rockhopper Comp
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    Quote Originally Posted by cs1 View Post
    Was it a long cage or short cage?
    Short

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