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    Well...

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    I ordered my new road bike. Very excited, but it will be a while, which is fine, as I wouldn't ride it in bitter temps, anyway. Wilier doesn't have my frame-size right now in North America. Soon, though! Once the frame gets here, we'll hash out component details and the LBS will build it up. It should be built by the end of March... just in time for spring! Sweet!!

    Wilier GranTurismo frame with Campagnolo Chorus 11 and... at the present time, may change depending on final budget...Fulcrum 3 wheels. May think about Campy Shamals if $$ allows. Matte Black.
    The bicycle has done more for the emancipation of women than anything else in the world. ~ Susan B. Anthony

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    I'm glad you're getting exactly what you wanted and not settling. Definitely worth waiting a few months for perfection. (The bike's description sounds an awful lot like mine in comfort and performance!).

    Can't wait til you get it.

    I would like to know what it is about Campy, though. I've never tried it. And wonder if upgrading my bike would be a good plan. (Yeah, to Campy Chorus 11). If I found a nice Campy bike to test, that would be a start.

    My current SRAM is nice, but there is a mix of MOst components on Pina's (house brand), and I'm not sure about the shifting on SRAM. So far have had it adjusted twice since August, and it probably needs it again. And hey, Italian bikes need Campy. Right?

    What do you think? I know you already like Campy. But is it really that much better? Have you tried anything else?

    Edit: the Medium Willier looks like an excellent fit for me! The HT is a little high, but so is the seat tube, so perhaps that wouldn't matter. Love the steep seat-tube. That's something I need to get over the pedals. What size are you getting?
    Last edited by Muirenn; 12-03-2012 at 02:09 PM.
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    I'm getting a small.

    What it is about Campy is probably more what you are used to than anything else. Better - no, not necessarily although that may be the perception. It's not magic. Well, actually, testing so much over the past few months and never being able to test a bike with Campy (factory bikes just don't come to the shop floor with Campy), I do think the shifting is special, almost liquid and I love the ability to sweep either up or down. I really like the thumb shifters on Campy. Personally, I think it's worth the price initially, but it's familiar and that's the draw for me. I probably wouldn't swap out components if you have a quality drivetrain in place.
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    A friend of mine has Campy on one of his bikes. The hoods feel amazing. Congratulations!
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    I honestly don't know what modern hoods feel like because my bikes with Campy are 10 and 15 year old. Mostly, it's the shifting that feels good. Thank you for the congrats. It feels good to find the next one.
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    I figured I'd swap the components in a couple of years, not now!

    The Wiier bikes look very special. Don't believe I've ever seen one, or heard them mentioned on TE. Can't wait until you share what they are like.
    Last edited by Muirenn; 12-03-2012 at 06:14 PM.
    So long as the wheels are still turning, life is good.

    Battswebb

    Pinarello Quattro~CAADX~ Zurich Lemond
    Specialized Romin Saddles

    Surly Krampus!

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    Congrats on choosing a killer bike. It'll be something to look forward to while waiting out the winter.
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    Beautiful bike.
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