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Old 10-31-04, 02:08 PM
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Originally Posted by peripatetic
THAT's the kind of info that is GREAT to know in advance.

I thought it would be hard or more expensive to fix/replace older Campognola components; was I wrong?

So what would you advise for a rookie looking for fun getting his feet wet? The fixer-upper Trek w/ Campy comps, 150 bucks, or the newer model in pristine condition, 300 bucks?
(I have to factor a 100-dollar bike lock into the equation.)
Well, exact replacements of old campy stuff CAN be expensive. But the beauty of friction shifting is that almost any of it can be replaced with something else that can be found relatively cheaply and with almost no compatibility issues.
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