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Shimano versus Campy

Old 06-15-02, 05:43 PM
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Shimano versus Campy

Just thought it would be cool to see the different opinons between the two. I have noticed that riding new Shimano rides great, but as it gets more broken in it starts to suck. Campy I find the opposite, sucks when it is new, but give it 500-1000km, and it shifts great.
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I don't mean to be a pain, or anything, but this really has been done before. In fact, it's one of the oldest discussions in roadie world, right along with "compact vs. traditional geometry," "clinchers vs. sew-ups," "steel vs. aluminum vs. titanium vs. carbon fibre," "clipless vs. clips-and-straps" [okay, that's an oldie...].

See this thread and this thread.

Now, that doesn't mean we don't want to hear your opinion or discuss it further -- I love comparing the raletive merits of the different vendors' groups. Just wanted you to know that it had been discussed before.
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I vote for Suntour superbe

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Shimano Sora all the way

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Originally posted by lotek
I vote for Suntour superbe
I concur. (Suntour Cyclone ain't bad, either!)
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I had cyclone on a Lambert
(actually Viscount) and never had a problem
with it. I really miss the stuff.
I saw some NOS subperbe on e-bay for
ridiculous prices. Of course Suntour
winner freewheels are always in demand.

Shame about suntour, really.

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SunTour is still around but has limited availability. Sidetrak, in Seattle, WA. www.sidetrak.com or SunTour is at: www.srsuntour.com Any LBS should be able to order from sidetrak, although I'm not sure if there is a minimum order requirement.

But SunTour has several suspension forks, a Disc Brake, Cassettes, Chainrings, Derailleurs... I doubt, though, that the old stuff you guys are talking about is still available from them.

My favorite, though, is SACHS --preSRAM. (Haven't used any of the new stuff, so can't comment.)
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how was the suntour sprint back inlike 1990 and what was it compared to in shimano terms.. what would it compare to today lol
honestly
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Can't help you with that one. My catalogs don't go back that far.
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ST Superbe was the good stuff. I've still got a first generation r. derailleur that I put on a Motobecane (to replace a Huret) sometime around 1979. It's currently in a box but it'll ride again and will do a fine job when it does.


WorldIRC I took a stab at your question in my last post on the thread about your (maybe) bike. Look to where I edited. Remember that's all IMHO, other's may not agree.

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