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Old 02-27-19, 09:54 PM
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Originally Posted by ColonelSanders View Post
Clearly many people who currently were purchasing Shimano gear online, will where they can, move to other alternatives.

You don't have to tell Shimano you are going to do this, you can just do it.

It is looking like Australia is going to get caught up in Shimano's decision too, and rather than go to my LBS and pay twice as much as I could have before, I will instead do at least the following:

1. Go from Shimano chains to KMC or Wipperman chains.

2. Go from Shimano disk brakes to Magura or Hope or TRP disk brakes.

3. Go from Shimano cable wiring to Jagwire.

4. Go from Shimano cassettes to Sunrace cassettes.

5. Go from Shimano cranks to Rotor or FSA cranks.

The only items I may be struggling to get a Shimano alternative for are for derailleurs and shifters.

But what I certainly won't be doing is paying twice the price for most items that I use to buy from Shimano.
These are great RA RA points, but in reality most bikes sold new come with Shimano. If I was a hater of Shimano I would just get a bike with Campy or SRAM on it. But you know darn well that you're looking up a 10,000 foot cliff that's just not going to be scaled by enough people to matter.
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