Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-14-14, 09:48 AM   #51
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Tulsa OK
Posts: 2,016
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 27 Post(s)
Originally Posted by ovoleg View Post
I would

Have you seen how ugly Pinarello's are?
Theres that too.
therhodeo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-14, 10:43 AM   #52
Brian Ratliff
Senior Member
Brian Ratliff's Avatar
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Near Portland, OR
Bikes: Three road bikes. Two track bikes.
Posts: 10,095
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 28 Post(s)
My race bike, which sees a lot of shifting abuse, has SRAM shifters and derailleurs, but Shimano cassette, chainrings, and chain. I honestly think SRAM's gruppo is fine, but they are constantly dodging patents from both Shimano and Campagnolo with the cogs and rings, which might explain their shifting problems. Both Shimano and Campagnolo have been experimenting with ramped and pinned chainrings forever; SRAM is the noob.

Shimano makes the best chainrings hands down. If you are having trouble throwing chains with SRAM, just change the crankset to Shimano. They are perfectly compatible, but Shimano's stuff is simply better (if you can get over the aesthetic).
Cat 2 Track, Cat 3 Road.
"If you’re new enough [to racing] that you would ask such question, then i would hazard a guess that if you just made up a workout that sounded hard to do, and did it, you’d probably get faster." --the tiniest sprinter
Brian Ratliff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-14, 12:55 PM   #53
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Boston MA
Bikes: 2006 CAAD 8 (R5000), 2002 Bianchi Giro bad weather bike/ghetto TT setup, very ugly 2001 GT ZRX CX bike, bianchi Brava trainer slave
Posts: 35
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Originally Posted by canam73 View Post
I don't know about that, but I do the opposite. I have shimano FDs with Sram shifters and cranks and have not had chain drop problems or any other issues.
My CX bike is SRAM shifters and FD, with Shimano crank and rings. Never lost a chain, even off road.

My new race bike that I just built is SRAM shifters, with an ultegra FD, and 105 crankset/rings. Lets hope I don't start throwing chains
Lmuir is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:37 PM.

  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.