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Dura Ace on an Italian Bike... sacrilege?

Old 08-23-08, 05:01 AM
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Dura Ace on an Italian Bike... sacrilege?

more specifically... Dura Ace on a Cinelli? I'm sure I'll do it anyway but I just wanted to see in advance how much crap I'll get.
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Old 08-23-08, 05:05 AM
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I see nothing wrong with it. If you prefer the ergonomics of shimano shifters then so be it. A friend of mine has Centaur brakes/shifters and derailleurs, 105 hubs and cogset.
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They don't call it Dura Achee for nothing kid.
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so long as you pronounce it doorah-acheh while waving your right hand palm-up then it's motto bueno.

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Originally Posted by lung View Post
more specifically... Dura Ace on a Cinelli? I'm sure I'll do it anyway but I just wanted to see in advance how much crap I'll get.
Yes it is.

I have a Specialized saddle on my Wilier/Campag and I'm not happy about it. I've tried Selle Italia and they aren't as comfortable for me and that's what counts. I also I have Speedplay pedals. So its Italian/USA rather than Italian/Japanese.
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Originally Posted by lung View Post
more specifically... Dura Ace on a Cinelli? I'm sure I'll do it anyway but I just wanted to see in advance how much crap I'll get.
Nah. It's all made in Taiwan anyway, so who cares? I'm not sure, but I'd be surprised if Campy is actually physically made in Italy anymore. Then again, given the price, maybe it is
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Old 08-23-08, 05:42 AM
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The Pope would choose SRAM and you should too.
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A friend of mine rides a Bianchi with Dura Ace. Great bike.
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I have mostly all DA on my Tomasso Aggrizato, although its not really an Italian frame, its made in Taiwan and China.

Only counts if you truely have a Made in Italy frameset.
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Old 08-23-08, 06:12 AM
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Originally Posted by rizz View Post
The Pope would choose SRAM and you should too.
NO WAY........I see the Pope on perhaps a Tomassini (Custom) with Campy record carbon, Deda bar and stem with some ITM tid bits. Vittoria Rubino Pro tires Campy Shamal wheelset and selle Italia flite saddle with cinelli cork bar tape. Maybe a Mavic computer (stem mounted) and Giro helmet with all Assos clothing, Rahpa gloves.

O yeh, and a Saint Christopher medallion under the seat.

I know Assos is not Italian...but he is the Pope.
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This is what I call a complete loser test. Anybody who feels the need to put Italian components on Italian frames is a complete loser. It's also a maturity test: will Daddy love me if I don't put Campy on Colnago?

Think globally, it's a big universe. Put earth components on an earth bike. Along the way, might as well pick the best components for the job.
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For a while, Team Mapei was racing on Colnago bicycles equipped with Dura Ace.
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Giro helmet
negative... he will be rockin' a Limar!

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Old 08-23-08, 06:51 AM
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Yup I have a Colnago Team Mapei Edition and its full DA
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The combination works for Milram and Rabobank (but I would use Campy...)
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It's undoubtedly sacrilege. But hey whatever floats your boat.
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Why not, I would put Campy on a Japanese or Chinese bike. Ride what you like.

I have seen the new Shimano 7900 series groupo up close and it is nice stuff. If Campy didn't exist, it would be the groupo I would buy.
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Sacrilege? Not at all, you should definitely ride what you like and Shimano offers a very slick feel. I prefer Campys ergonomics a little bit, but feel the love for my ultegra comps as well.
However, there is something especially sweet about an all Italian bike. If I had tons of extra cash I'd get one for myself next year.
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ahh yes...panache....an all Italian bike would have panache.
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Who cares what anyone else thinks? is it what you want?

The only thing that truly matters in this sport is whether whatever it is you put on it will make you want to ride more.

Everything else is just spittin' in the wind.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Fly View Post
For a while, Team Mapei was racing on Colnago bicycles equipped with Dura Ace.
Maipei, Milram, Rabobank, Team Polti, Domina Vacanze, Shimano-Skil, and so on.

If it works for the pros, it will work for you.
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Yes, it is sacrilege. I'm going to go light some candles at Our Lady of the Merciful Velo right now!*

*P.S. Please disregard those sinful teams in the Tour de France who so audaciously put those Buddhist accessories on their Bianchis.
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My Pinarello came from the factory with Shimano, so who cares?

But yes, eventually I'd like to upgrade to Campagnolo. But I'm in no hurry, the Shimano stuff is fine for now.
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^^ Your Pinn, unless a Prince was made in Taiwan and /or China, not really an Italian bike.

As much as Hagen Daz ice cream is from denmark or where ever....Its made in USA.
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