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Finest cycling support vehicles

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This is as good as it gets: one of the great Italian cycling teams with the National Champion and World Champion, riding some of the finest equipment ever designed by Campagnolo, AND the right support vehicle.
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Early 90's Masi Team, Campy Chorus

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Nice Jersey

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i have had one of those jerseys for about 12yrs. it used to fit. i have an olmo (full campy), a pdm concorde (full campy) sean kelly rode one, i have boxes of old record stuff if anyone needs something gimmie a holler. zigzag

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jeff, i still have dreams of someday getting back down to a weight that would fit into the jersey. zigzag
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Italian bikes - The Best!

I've always ridden Italian bikes, this one was my 35th Birthday present to myself. I've always wanted a Colnago & even though it wasn't cheap, it's worth every penny...
I ride it mainly south of London but i have ridden it in the French Alps and in South Africa.
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nick, that is, as we say here, one choice machine. i went to the tdf last summer, i tried to ride the alp'dhuez on a machine i built from spares. either it or i was inadequate for the task. i maxed my heartrate out at 4mph! it was a great time and i will go again sometime. i envy your proximnity. zigzag
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Good choices both! Here is my new used Colnago Master X-light... Columbus steel, chromed lugs and rear end, Campy Chorus carbon gruppo, Keo pedals, and Ksyrium wheels (used). All comes out to 17.5 lbs in a steel bike.
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Alfa Cycling wind jacket on eBay

I have nothing to do with this transaction. I have already have one of these and hope this one goes to a good home (ie Alfisti)

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haha, shoulda known you alfisti would be into bikes...

right now, i'm building myself a competent roadie... columbus frame with carbon seat stays and forks !

of course it will only be powered by campy.. i'm hoping to snipe some good chorus gear, but i must admit, i'm wooed by the veloces even tho they are mid range... lets face it. Campagnolo Veloce. The name alone is dead sexy.

How are you veloce boys going with it? a competent gearset? Will i regret not getting chorus instead?

getting compatible gear here down under is a real pain. Entry shimano wheels = $169, Entry Campag = $400 !!!

damnit, gotta build my own !

will post pic of finished product.

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Veloce is quite good for the price. You give up a little weight over Centaur (nee Daytona which was another cool name)/Chorus/Record which is trivial unless you are a gram weenie . I have Veloce cranks, cogs, and brakes/levers and they are just fine. I did opt for Chorus derailleurs since I got a great mail order deal on them from Bike Nashbar here in the States. My headset is a Record and the wheels are Zondas which use a Centaur hub. As you can see I have a mishmash of Campy components but since they are all the same age plus or minus a year or so they work great together.

I would definitely stay away from the low end Mirage though. Too much plastic and the shift quality and precision is poor.

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Cheers for the heads up Arno !!

seems like they're a good set, yeah i wouldn't consider the lower campag stuff either, i think there is another model down there too, xenon or something...

hrmm, depends on ebay availability i guess, but veloce is looking good !

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arno, i would take issue with the shift quality of mirage shifters. i have mirage shifters with a daytona r der. and they shift very well. i like the black and the space age polymer (plastic) levers do not feel any different than the record carbon. perhaps the fact that i am a mechanic at a pro bike shop and know how to properly adjust them makes some difference.zigzag
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ah Zigzag ! my prayers have been answered ! a pro builder ! do you mind if i ask you some silly stuff from time to time, as this is the first roadie i'm building? may i shoot you a pm or email?

since you yourself use mirage and the 'lower' campag stuff, would you say there is any real functional and longevity differences b/w say veloce/centaur/chorus?

apart from the BB in the chorus and record and the weight, what are the main differences?

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The Mirage rear derailleur I had was fine, but the front one caused all sorts of problems. Maybe I just had a duff one, but I had it adjusted numerous times by various competent mechanics and it still would regularly under or over shift the chain on the front cogs. Since front derailleurs are relatively inexpensive compared to everything else on a bike, I got a Chorus front and haven't had an issue since (setup by the same mechanics, BTW).

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