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If you dislike Shimano road components

Old 08-08-05, 03:50 PM
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If you dislike Shimano road components

raise your right hand and say aye.

If you raised your right hand, please state why you dislike Shimano road components.
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Old 08-08-05, 03:54 PM
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I usually try not to be rude to other forum members, but I'll make an exception in this case - PLEASE STFU! It's bad enough that you're being a troll, but being an unoriginal troll is just unforgivable.
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Old 08-08-05, 03:57 PM
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This has been covered 24,987 times.

Please use the 'search' function.
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I feel the same way about people who ride Colnagos and Bianchis. I'll see your prison and raise you a cell with a 300lb gorilla called Bubba.
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Shimano rules, I've caught a lot of fish with my Shimano parts.

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Originally Posted by Thylacine
I feel the same way about people who ride Colnagos and Bianchis. I'll see your prison and raise you a cell with a 300lb gorilla called Bubba.
What's wrong with Bianchis? It's not like they're ridden by condescending elitists.
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Shimano components are components for the proletariat.

Campy stuff is for the booooooooogy riche.
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boogy rich? ^^
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boogy rich? ^^
"Riche" - (French) part of the phrase "nouveau riche" (person who has recently become rich)
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Didn't all the winning jerseys in the 2005 TdF go to riders using Shimano? I realize these guys are getting paid to use Shimano, but if Shimano was really that inferior do you really think they could have had so much success?

If I had a choice, and/or I was building a bike from scratch, I'd probably pick campy stuff. But I wouldn't let it influence which bike I bought if I prefered everything else about a certain bike.
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I like Shimano. I like Campy. Do I get my own special prison? Hopefully with Sports Illustrated swimsuit models for guards.
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I have both and I like both, also. For Shimano Dura Ace, I especially like the crank (7800) and brakes. And for Campy Record, I like the thumb shifting and the hoods. Can't have it all, I guess
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Originally Posted by sunninho
I have both and I like both, also. For Shimano Dura Ace, I especially like the crank (7800) and brakes. And for Campy Record, I like the thumb shifting and the hoods. Can't have it all, I guess
Yes you can. Well sort of. Mix and match Shimano and Campagnolo components to piss off everyone with those fragile sensibilities. Do it on an Italian frame for added effect.
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I am riding a DA 8 speed era front hub w/ a campy QR skewer, OH NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!

It's also on an italian frame, an Italvega to be precise.
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I just deleted my post because I refuse to be sucked into this mindless nonsense.

Enjoy your pointless argumnents people...I'm out
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Originally Posted by baj32161
I just deleted my post because I refuse to be sucked into this mindless nonsense.

Enjoy your pointless argumnents people...I'm out

No please come back...we were just about to start Groupo therapy.
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No please come back...we were just about to start Groupo therapy.
...GROOOOOOAN!!!!...Just for THAT...I won't come back !!
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