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Found a bike attached to the ergopower shifters I wanted...

Old 10-14-20, 11:36 AM
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Found a bike attached to the ergopower shifters I wanted...

Been looking for a set of 2000-2002 Campagnolo Chorus 10V Ergopower shifters for quite a while. They are the shifters to get if one want 10V Record performance but with aluminium levers. They are popular in certain C&V groups, difficult to find in good condition and therefore often expensive.

Now I have found my set. Strangely there was a 2003 De Rosa attached to them. In as new condition. The levers has now cost me 750 USD (but in Swedish Kronor). Expensive levers.




I guess my wife will get a yellow De Rosa for Christmas. With carbon Record ergopower levers. And my Merckx with a non carbon Record group will get Chorus levers...

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Old 10-14-20, 11:40 AM
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Those Planet framesets ride fantastic.
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Originally Posted by Erzulis Boat View Post
Those Planet framesets ride fantastic.
Can you elaborate? I've seen some similar framesets, both in aluminum and steel.
I am not sure which ones are the good ones and which are not.
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
Can you elaborate? I've seen some similar framesets, both in aluminum and steel.
I am not sure which ones are the good ones and which are not.
I've never seen a steel De Rosa Planet.
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
Can you elaborate? I've seen some similar framesets, both in aluminum and steel.
I am not sure which ones are the good ones and which are not.
The aluminum ones. I don't recall seeing a steel version.
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I didn’t say DeRosa Planets we’re steel, I said “similar frame sets,” as I’ve seen framesets like that with a Raleigh R700, Coppi Reparte Corsa, etc
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The De Rosa Planet model was all aluminium up until 2003 (do not know what the front forks were made of) - then in 2003 it changed to an aluminium frame triangle but with carbon mono stay/seatstays and all carbon forks (mine is is one of these). Then after some years it became made in all carbon.

The reason for carbon seatstays were comfort compared to alu. I took it for a spin today and it was comfortable while seated - compared with an all alu frame. Standing up I felt no difference. Comparing it to my steel MAX and MXL steel bikes the big difference is weight. Comfort - the same. So... The Planet is an alu bike with oversized aluminium rigidity but with steel comfort. Not a bad thing and as this is my first alu frame and my first "modern" frame I am somewhat impressed. I have yet to try an all carbon frame.

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Thanks.

The Raleigh R700 looks a lot like that, but I doubt it compares other than looks. It was a tough bike to make lively.
The Coppi Reparte Corsa looks a lot like that; same shape and oversized DT, but it’s got a big old honkin’ Columbus steel decal at the base of the DT. Columbus Genius.

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I've been running 10 speed Chorus, albeit carbon, on my 2005 Bianchi for years, best shifters I've ever used.
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I just now recently got on the Ergo bandwagon, with 8-speed Veloce. I like them QUITE a bit, but honestly, I’m new to dropbars, for the most part. I had to make myself use them at first, which wasn’t bad with wide enough bars (44mm ?), but overall, I like ‘em. 👍
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Seems like you got a good deal on the shifters. Too bad about the bike they were intended for.
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I’ve never really been able to tell a functional difference between the Chorus and Record (but I’ve never had either new out of box) and I too, like the alloy look over the Carbon. The Record group has the edge with aesthetics though, in the hidden 5th spider crank and, for me, it’s worth mismatching a group to have those cranks on the bike.

Robbie, the carbon rear triangle bonded to aluminum, occasionally steel, front, was a thing in the early 2000’s. I guess the idea was to make the ride of aluminum a little more forgiving and give some of the pizazz of a carbon frame without the high cost of a full carbon frame at that time. There was a lot of argument that it was a marketing gimmick. I still have, and really enjoy, my Wilier Alpe D’Huez from that era. I’ve never ridden a comparable full aluminum frame to see if there’s a difference. Anyway, I guess full carbon frames got cheaper or maybe people just stopped buying that style.
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