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    shimano dura-ace on a new-old school italian steel frame

    after pricing some new campy record groups, i was considering going with a shimano dura-ace or even an ultegra group on my new mondonico frame- not only because of price, but because shimano makes great reliable drivetrains that last.

    will i be pelted with tomatoes by the faithful on my ride?

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    For whats is worth I'd say go for it. I am about through with my Nishiki. I have upgraded everything with Ultegra components. Looking forward to that first ride. I'll post a few pics when I'm done. Lp

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    Go 10 speed Campy Centaur. You will not regret it.
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    i don't think antonio would mind

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    Im putting dura ace on my bianchi.
    When in doubt, style it out.

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    'Will I be pelted with ..... '

    No, but H J Heinz Tomato Ketchup loaded into a

    'Super-Soaker Water ***',

    should do the trick!


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    it's your bike, man....did you buy to please anyone other than yourself?

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    I'm putting Dura Ace/Ultegra on my Faggin. You'll be in good company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redmist View Post
    ... shimano makes great reliable drivetrains that last. ...
    That's the only place our opinions diverge. I do not regard Shimano as a paragon of durability, although their higher-end components do hold up better than anyone's lower- to midgrade offerings.
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    Here's a thought...If you want to save on parts just buy a bikesdirect complete bike and part out the frame/wheels etc...The group might be a couple hundred cheaper that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redmist View Post
    will i be pelted with tomatoes by the faithful on my ride?
    As the ladies can tell you, you have to suffer to be beautiful. Running Shimano just because it's cheaper or works better is no excuse. Just remember what the Harley guys say - "I'd rather push my Harley than ride your Honda"

    Oh, and I'll second Big Bossman's suggestion - run Campy Centaur or a Centaur/Chorus mix. Or even full Chorus.
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    I've never had a problem with Dura Ace failing, and have vintage DA on two of my Italian bikes. That being said, if it were me, I'd look at a nice Chorus gruppo. I just don't care for the look of the newest DA.

    Bottom line, it's your bike, put what you want to on it.

    Anxiously waiting pictures!

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    go for dura ace and/or the best you can afford.
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    This appears to be a good deal, though I'm not up on modern gruppos
    http://www.competitivecyclist.com/ro..._SPECIALS.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Fat Guy View Post
    This appears to be a good deal, though I'm not up on modern gruppos
    http://www.competitivecyclist.com/ro..._SPECIALS.html
    nice find!

    thx!


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    If it were my bike and Record was beyond my budget, I'd go with Centaur as bigbossman suggests. To me, nice Italian bikes should have Campy. It's your bike, though, so do what you wish with it.

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    i thought about it, and the whole reason for me doing this build was to put together an all italian bike- the bike i always wanted in my youth. i'm not going to use any shimano on this build.

    i may do a bit of e-bay hunting for campy record/chorus pieces rather than buy a whole groupset at once. prices seem a bit more reasonable that way. the only problem is making sure that everything works together and there's always the time factor- it may take a bit to get all the pieces together for a build.

    pictures coming soon!

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