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Pcad Dura Ace 7900 Wrap Up

Old 07-01-09, 04:15 PM
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Originally Posted by KiddSisko View Post
For the cost of one Campy S Record crank, you can buy an entire Sram Rival groupset.

And a red frog, apparently.
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Old 07-01-09, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by botto View Post
unless shimano comes out with something better, i will most liekly switch to clunky sram with my next bike.
Why go from good to worse when you can go better with Campy?
SRAM is junk. If it wasnt American no one would buy that junk.

I havent ridden it, so I guess its not a fair statement.
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Old 07-01-09, 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by howzit View Post
why go from good to worse when you can go better with campy?
Sram is junk. If it wasnt american no one would buy that junk.

I havent ridden it, so i guess its not a fair statement.
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Old 07-01-09, 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Howzit View Post
Why go from good to worse when you can go better with Campy?
SRAM is junk. If it wasnt American no one would buy that junk.

I havent ridden it, so I guess its not a fair statement.
stupid questions rock.
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Old 07-01-09, 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by botto View Post
stupid questions rock.
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Old 07-01-09, 04:29 PM
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Originally Posted by botto View Post
stupid questions rock.
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Old 07-01-09, 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by botto View Post
stupid questions rock.
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Old 07-01-09, 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Howzit View Post
... Stuff ...

I havent ridden it, so I guess its not a fair statement.
Thank you for my signature.
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Old 07-01-09, 04:32 PM
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he was too busy going up 15% grades in the 53x21
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Old 07-01-09, 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Grumpy McTrumpy View Post
he was too busy going up 15% grades in the 53x21
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Old 07-01-09, 04:44 PM
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i'll see how it works when i try your cervelo next month.
It works fine now.

But you'll never actually show up. You threaten, threaten, threaten, then it's 'sorry we had tickets to a Jets pre-season game'.
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Old 07-01-09, 04:47 PM
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
It works fine now.

But you'll never actually show up. You threaten, threaten, threaten, then it's 'sorry we had tickets to a Jets pre-season game'.
jealousy doesn't become you.
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Old 07-01-09, 04:57 PM
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jealousy doesn't become you.
Jealous of what? It's fine if you don't show up. I don't even care if you're dating gsteinb. I was just making note of your highly predictable ex-patriate flakiness.
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Old 07-01-09, 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Howzit View Post
Why go from good to worse when you can go better with Campy?
SRAM is junk. If it wasnt American no one would buy that junk.

I havent ridden it, so I guess its not a fair statement.
The company is American, but all the product labels say "Made in Taiwan"
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What the F isn't made in Taiwan these days?
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
What the F isn't made in Taiwan these days?
I can't argue with that.
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Old 07-01-09, 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
Listen to RW, he knows everything, and whatever he doesn't know botto knows. Sadly, they hate each other because RW is a GOP Nazi and botto is a flaming expatriate Obama Bleeding Heart Liberal.

They rely on Pcad, The Voice of BF Reason, to bridge the chasm.

It never works.
RoadWarrior and botto are your sock puppets anyhow so what does it matter
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Old 07-01-09, 05:16 PM
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Sock puppets of whom?
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Old 07-01-09, 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by botto View Post
unless shimano comes out with something better, i will most liekly switch to clunky sram with my next bike.
rode sram for the first time on saturday. i could get used to it. love the hoods.
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Originally Posted by botto View Post
unless shimano comes out with something better, i will most liekly switch to clunky sram with my next bike.
better in what sense? shimano already has better shifting.
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There will be so many SRAM converts due to this year's TdF but make no mistake,

Di2 is the best group out there.
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Old 07-01-09, 06:36 PM
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7900 does seem like some killer stuff. To bad i cant afford it...
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Old 07-01-09, 07:28 PM
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
What the F isn't made in Taiwan these days?
Stuff that is made in some Taiwanese-owned factory in China.
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I must say that Di2 is the shiznit. Pricey shiznit, but the shiznit nonetheless. PBK is selling the brifters, derailleurs, batt pack/charger for <$1800 now, so it's getting a little closer to reality. But not @ the LBS. And God help you if that $1800 PBK Gray Mkt Di2 breaks. Good luck getting those aholes @ Shimano to help you. The local rep's first remark would be 'you bought that how from where??'

Make no mistake, Shimano gear is fine, but the company does SUCK.
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Old 07-01-09, 08:13 PM
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Wow.
You know when you leave something for a while.. and you return, and nothing has changed.... and there's some weird comfort in that?

Pcad, I've missed you

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