Campag is better than Shimano

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Smokin Joe, 21 Jul 2007.

  1. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    Well, it is.
  2. Wow, you've lit the blue touch paper :tongue: (although I do agree with you:smile:)
  3. Slim

    Slim Über Member

    Plough Lane

    What makes one better than the other??

    I'm a relative newbie (not a relative OF Newbie BTW :tongue:) and have only ridden bikes with Shimano stuff. What have I been missing??
  4. Mr Phoebus

    Mr Phoebus New Member

    A much lighter wallet! :tongue:
  5. Mortiroloboy

    Mortiroloboy New Member

    Campagnolo is better, it has a long established pedigree, the company machines parts for Ferrari, Sh*mano makes fishing tackle! Campag wears in, Sh*mano wears out!
    Campag is sexy, Sh*mano does the job, OK so DA shifts slickly but Campag has that lovely clunky industrial solid sounding shifting, 'nough said:biggrin:
  6. graham56

    graham56 Guru

    Have been using Campagnolo since the 70`s and to me it`s still No1, Shimano is the new kid on the block but will never beat Campag
  7. Tim Bennet.

    Tim Bennet. Entirely Average Member

    S of Kendal
    The choice is like finding a partner in life.
    You look at the options
    You pick one you fancy
    You live with it
    Some change because they think there is better
    Some because they're bored
    Most just get on with it
    Then you die
  8. fluff

    fluff New Member

    If you use both at the same time, does that make you a bigamist? :tongue:
  9. Tim Bennet.

    Tim Bennet. Entirely Average Member

    S of Kendal
    Good point, well put.

    But I think it just means you just dance to the beat of a different drum.
    Which is no bad thing.
    Especially as it means you will probably not help perpetuate the long drawn out pointless misery that is the mindless Campag / Shimano pissing match.
  10. OP
    Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    Long as you remember that campag is the pisser, and shimano is the pissed on. :tongue:
  11. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    Oh dear, some people have a lot to learn, Camp who!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  12. Slim

    Slim Über Member

    Plough Lane

    It makes bloody good fishing tackle!! I've got a couple of Calcutta reels which have the best gearing I've come across in 20 years of beach fishing.
  13. giant man

    giant man New Member

    Essex innit?
    yes Campag is infitely better than that other company which makes cycles components which wear out sooner than the excellent Campagnolo.
  14. wot ee sed
  15. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    Not this old chestnut.........

    Still running Dura-Ace 7400 on a steel Columbus SLX (custom made) that was built up in about 1990 - still rides like a dream, all the components work like new (only consumables changed) so the good stuff is good.

    Not too keen on the bottom of the range stuff that shimano does - that does fall apart.

    This is the beastie !
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