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    used campy since the 80s

    sorta resistant to change -- I figurz 10sp is enough. so I went centaur wit some 2010 upgrades.

    had to get new shifters this january. out with the old corroded chorus, in with some powershift centaur

    this stuff is shit

    levers toast after a year. had a rebuild. now the springs have gone. campy usa don't stock da springs.

    bikeshop to campy: well, he races it, and we'd like to replace the springs.

    campy: buy a new shifter body.

    bikeshop: we can't just buy these springs?

    campy: well, if he races it, he should be on 11sp anyway.

    hey campy, like fuckyou and all. I'm gonna break this stuff and just get some SRAM or whatever. if your 1000.00 gruppo is not "raceable," really, suck it.

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    Campagnolo needs to back up the rebuildable claim. I have gutted ergos in the parts box because they didn't stock the parts. In my case it was the silly Escape parts but still....

    Doofus? Shifters - Branford Bike - Seattle/Bellevue - Campagnolo Pro Shop
    Dan Fuller, local bicycle enthusiast

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    HA HA HA! funny shit Doof....I don't know why other people's frustration is so funny sometimes...

    do like me and ride the campy crap for fun, race on shitmano. PS, stop drooling and heaving all over your shifters bro.

    Next question.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanEasley View Post
    PS, stop drooling and heaving all over your shifters bro.
    I don drool or heave on them

    I piss on them. peeeeeees on them. peeeeeeeeeeees all over all things campy.

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    Your problem Doof is that you are stuck in your college swimming days when all you needed was your dormmate to give you a full body wax and loan you his speedo.

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    doof is on a "crackpot roll"

    keep 'em coming doof.
    you shoulda bought tiagra... i thk its the best shimano group.
     

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    Someone send doof some DT friction shifters and shut him up.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by maunahaole View Post
    Someone send doof some DT friction shifters and shut him up.
    I've got some Suntour Cyclone DT friction levers kicking around my parts bin, just WAITING for such an occasion.
     

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    Doof for UCI prez.
     

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    I must be missing something. You bought entry level components, albeit expensive entry level components and they wore out in a year. That sounds normal to me. BTW, what does racing have to do with it? If you were sponsored, your team would have already replaced it.
     

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    We love you man.

    Loose the hounds.

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    I clearly don't understand this fucked up industry

    yes, it is all my fault that I bought a mere $175 set of levers, and that I did not pick my parents carefully enough to have other people pay for my bike shit

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    A guiness is calling your name at Nick's
     

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    Doof, Dare I say it..... Rival or Force bro. Nice workin' mans race groups. Throw sum yokazuma cables on them and you'll think there Red.

    Campy is pretty tho.......
     

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    When I raced MX, a $250.00 clutch lasted 1-2 weekends, a $300.00 piston 1/2 season, a $150.00 tire 1 weekend at best. Entry fees were often $200.00 a weekend. Racing push bikes is cheap. I never raced road, but I raced downhill and BMX. Its a bargain compared to motorsports. I never expected a manufacturer to give me preferential treatment because I raced. This is how they make money: charge people for shit when it wears out.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveP View Post
    you shoulda bought tiagra... i thk its the best shimano group.
    Geeze, seems a little personal if you ask me. He's still youngish anyway. Probably doesn't need tiagra.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOOFUS View Post
    I clearly don't understand this fucked up industry

    yes, it is all my fault that I bought a mere $175 set of levers, and that I did not pick my parents carefully enough to have other people pay for my bike shit
    You should have tracked down some Ultrashift levers. Way to be lazy and cheap.
     

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    yerrmissin the point

    I never asked for any preferential bullshit. racin or no racin, something as simple as a fucking bike part should last for a reasonable time. 80s and 90s stuff, I rememberz weight differences, but not a lot of functional difference between high and "entry" level parts you'd see spec'd on a decent race bike.

    something wrong happened around 2005. frame prices get stupid. component prices get stupid. now you pay some seriuz money for stuff that breaks. a grand is "cheap" for a stupid bike gruppo. that's fucked up.

    it's what the market will bear. yeah, you gotta make your money. still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shinomaster View Post
    You should have tracked down some Ultrashift levers. Way to be lazy and cheap.
    powershift, ultrashift, what the fuck? I want some levers. make shit that doesn't break.

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    Annoying. I feel your pain, and unfortunately I have the same shifters on my bike. Campy is going to lose some of it's flock this way.

    Ultegra is looking better and better these days...
     

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