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Old 09-21-17, 08:25 AM
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Campagnolo Parts?

Hello, I was wondering what people's favorite source for Campagnolo parts is. I'm in the US and it seems most of the online sites only offer the high-end components and groups. While there seem to be quite a few overseas sites, mainly the Uk that offer a wider range of parts and groupsets at lower prices. Any recommendations would be appreciated. (I've also spent many hours on eBay.) The project bike in question is a mid-eighties Pinarello. Now that I'm a lazy old geezer, I'm in need of lower gears to get up the mountains. Thanks, Jim White
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Old 09-21-17, 07:19 PM
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For new stuff, Ribble and Merlin are my main go to. Delivery to east coast USA in about 1 week. For used parts, eBay and the sales section of the Classic and Vintage forum of this site.
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Ebay. At any one time you can source hundreds of lifetimes of 7,8 and 9 speed parts, while not being forced into 'upgrading' to the 10 or 11 speed planned obsolescence nonsense.

So if you need a bigger 6 or 7 speed freewheel, they are there in the hundreds. Need larger 8 or 9 speed Campagnolo cassette cogs? Harder to find, but still out there.

Ebay is where I found my supply of 30 and 32 tooth 8-speed Campy cassette cogs. And my 7-speed era Victory compact crankset.

To get lower gears, there is no need to add a few unnecessary cogs to your cassette, or pay hundreds of dollars for an 'upgrade'.
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I've always used Branford Bike. I remember when they had the original store in Branford, Connecticut.
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Wayne Bingham at Velo Classique in Purcellville, VA. He has an amazing selection of new and used 70's-80's Campagnolo parts at very reasonable prices.
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There's a low-end Campagnolo group?

Rebuilding my old road bike, I went with Ribble and ProBikeKit (sketchy) and Wiggle for new parts. And grabbed a used crankset off of Ebay.
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Old 09-30-17, 12:37 PM
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Thanks to all for your input and advice! It looks as though I will going down the eBay rabbit hole, just scored a one-armed racing triple. Now it's on to derailleurs and a bottom bracket. I'm sure I'll have many more questions concerning what is compatible with what in the future. As far as low-end campy group, I had been looking at the Athena triple groupset, but no one seemed to be selling them. Thanks again, Jim White.
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Originally Posted by athrowawaynic View Post
There's a low-end Campagnolo group?
yes... every Campy group below the top of the line is a "low end group"... and their "top of the line" group is outdated and over-priced.

sure look cool though, eh? except the old Victory line... ugly plus.

i'm not a fan of the Campagnolo brand... ;-)

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Old 10-02-17, 05:25 PM
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I have ridden Shimano all my life. From mountain bike to tri to a decade of road racing. It's easy, crisp, and ubiquitous. I abruptly stopped riding for almost 10 years and started back up this spring. I bought an older (2001) handmade steel bike with Chorus. I'd always wanted something like that.

I like swapping parts around, shopping for great used deals, fixing stuff myself. I had to buy some new tools to do it. As almost nothing on the local Craigslist fits my bike. The local bike shop will not have parts.

I sure like the shift action of the ergo levers. The brakes have clearance for 28 or 30mm tires if I want. I don't have to adjust the bike hardly ever. My old (late 90s to 2008) Shimano DA and Ultegra stuff needed a tweak just about every ride.

I find Campy to be loud if out of adjustment. Shimano seems to slip if it's out.

I can't speak for any of the newer stuff. My Campy works better than Shimano. I'd never tour on it, too hard to service or replace parts. From home with time and the internet on your side, I love it.
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