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Old 08-03-12, 09:46 PM   #1
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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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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.

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Was it a long cage or short cage?
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