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Old 10-20-05, 03:50 PM
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BF Thread Ever Change Anyone's Mind on Campy/Shimano or on Helmets?

There is a high frequency of the appearance of threads in BF on the merits of different drive trains or whether or not to wear a helmet when riding. Other topics come to mind as well, such as steel/alim/TI/CF frames, etc. I'm curious. Is there anyone reading this who decided to wear or discontinue wearing a helmet, or who switched component groups because of a convincing argument in a thread in BF?
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Old 10-20-05, 04:17 PM
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I'm not a roadie, so I can't speak to Campy, but it has improved my opinion of SRAM, since my only personal experience with them had been their bottom end product, and the even worse spin-offs used on the X-mart bikes. Plus I wear a helmet quite a bit more often as a result of the discussion here.
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Threads of similar topics in mtb have helped me try new things. They never change my mind. I am almost always willing to play with new and exciting devices. I would still be using hayes if I didn't try avids thanks to someone on this forum.
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Old 10-20-05, 06:03 PM
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Nah, I still prefer Shimano and I still wear a helmet. But I would like to try some Sora and Tiagra components as there is a strong contingent of posters who really seem to like these groups.
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Not about that stuff, no. But I have learned a lot of interesting things from this place.
I have bought new things that I heard about from the forums too. I have also learned some things NOT to buy.
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No...I have always worn a hwlmet....well at least since I have been an adult. I have no preferences in regards to Campy or Shimano. I ride Shimano because the bike I liked is specced with it, had it had Campy, I would be riding Campy. Steel or Aluminum is the same thing. I have a quality bicycle and I just love to ride it. I don't sweat those details.

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No.
I like to see people trash Tiagra and Sora components. That's what I run on my road bike. I need to adjust them monthly, but it's not a big deal.

and I enjoy wearing my plain yellow jersey. so HA!
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It was because of these forums that I gave a cro-mo frame a try and fell in love with it. I used to think of it as an obsolete material compared to new hi-tech alu/carbon but boy was I wrong. These forums also educated me on the merits of 'mountain' bike components on a tourer.

I now commute on my Surly LHT with Deore LX groupset.
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Nope. Not really. I usually know what I want.

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I guess I'll be the first to really say yes. After reading a lot about campy vs. shimano here, I learned a few things such as easier to reach ergos (I have smaller hands) and being able to rebuild (do my own wrenching). My next bike is campy.
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I don't think people post about Campy, Shimano, and helmets because they want their mind changed (or want to change anyone else's mind). The majority of posters on these "vanilla topics" just want some cheap entertainment, IMHO. Don't want to play along? Don't post to those threads!
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