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Old 07-28-03, 02:21 PM   #1
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campy electronic used in tour

Sorry if this was already posted but I stumbled across
it looking for info on Lances aero water bottle:

[quote]In part one of the Bikes of the Tour, we looked at the Cannondale CAAD8 of Gilberto Simoni. But his wasn't the only interesing Canondale in the peloton.

Fabio Sacchi's CAAD7 bike was outfitted with Campagnolo's new Campagnolo Electric group. Powered by a frame mounted battery, the electronically shifted derailleurs take this classic brand-name and shoot it into the 21st century.[quote]

this was posted at cycling news.

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Old 07-28-03, 02:51 PM   #2
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It seems to me like it's the future in roadracing. Once they achieve the reliability I don't see what'sto stop it. I understand the servos and batteries don't weigh much more than the cables/housing and Ergo mechanisms inside the lever they're replacing. You can install the button shifters on a couple of different locations on the bars so shifting is a touch away no matter where your hands are on the bar.

Weight can be compensated other ways as well. The Saeco Cdales had to have weight added to them during the Tour b/c they were under the UCI minimum. I'm sure other makers can build bikes this light too. If the electric shifting makes up that "extra" weight to get the bike back to the UCI minimum then it would be well used.

The day's not far when the pro bike has electric shifting and maybe even a disc brake up front. Far, far away from the Super Record stuff we both love but racing always pushes the envelope.
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