Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Fifty Plus (50+) Share the victories, challenges, successes and special concerns of bicyclists 50 and older. Especially useful for those entering or reentering bicycling.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-01-08, 06:29 PM   #1
cyclinfool
gone ride'n
Thread Starter
 
cyclinfool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Upstate NY
Bikes: Simoncini, Gary Fisher, Specialized Tarmac
Posts: 4,051
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
2009 campy group

Read in velo news that Campy is adding an 11th gear to Record and Chrous in the 2009 line up, imagine - more cogs in the back than I had combinations on my first road bike back in the early 70s.
I was considering a new group for the Simoncini but now I think I'll wait since this '09 group is supposed to be the same price as the old group. Another side effect might be some great sales on '08 10 cog drive trains. I guess Shimano will follow along with SRAM.

I use to think that 10 speeds was a joke but a few year back when I dialed in cadence training I really appreciated the tight steps - now that I am dialing in heart rate training on top of it, it just makes total sense.
cyclinfool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-08, 08:03 PM   #2
BluesDawg
just keep riding
 
BluesDawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Milledgeville, Georgia
Bikes: 2015 Specialized AWOL Comp frameset (custom build), 2015 Zukas custom road, 2014 Specialized Crave Pro 29, 2003 KHS Milano Tandem, 1986 Nishiki Cadence rigid MTB, 1980ish Fuji S-12S
Posts: 13,212
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Campy 11 speed - Good Grief! Where will it end?
BluesDawg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-08, 08:05 PM   #3
Louis
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Bikes:
Posts: 4,866
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Blues Dawg had a thread going on this subject last week. Campy 11 speed - Good Grief! Where will it end?

For me...9 speed is still cutting edge technology.
Louis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-08, 08:06 PM   #4
Louis
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Bikes:
Posts: 4,866
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Double post.
Louis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-08, 09:05 PM   #5
John E
feros ferio
 
John E's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: www.ci.encinitas.ca.us
Bikes: 1959 Capo; 1980 Peugeot PKN-10; 1981 Bianchi; 1988 Schwinn KOM-10;
Posts: 16,902
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 24 Post(s)
I can get the range and the ratiometric progression I need with a 2x8 setup, but I suppose if I wanted some really tall gears, I mght be able to justify 2x10 or 3x9. I think the motivation for 11 cogs is to beat Shimano and to provide a true corncob jump-free 11-21 cogset for the Tour de France.
__________________
"Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell, and advertise." -- George Stahlman
Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
Bianchi: 1981 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069
John E is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-08, 07:51 AM   #6
sauerwald
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: San Jose, CA
Bikes: Bianchi San Remo - set up as a utility bike, Peter Mooney Road bike, Peter Mooney commute bike,Dahon Folder,Schwinn Paramount Tandem
Posts: 1,838
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm holding out for a drive train with 16 cogs, and a chain that is so thin and light-weight that you need a magnifying glass to see it. This will also be great since cassette and chain will probably need to be changed every 300-500 miles, so you don't need to worry about cleaning the drive train on your bike - by the time it gets dirty, it will be time to replace. I can barely contain my excitement at the money that I will be saving in rags and cleaning solutions...
sauerwald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-08, 03:17 PM   #7
cyclinfool
gone ride'n
Thread Starter
 
cyclinfool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Upstate NY
Bikes: Simoncini, Gary Fisher, Specialized Tarmac
Posts: 4,051
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Louis View Post
Blues Dawg had a thread going on this subject last week. Campy 11 speed - Good Grief! Where will it end?

For me...9 speed is still cutting edge technology.
Quote:
Originally Posted by BluesDawg View Post
That's what I get for going away for a week
cyclinfool is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:50 PM.