AlanW

KT8

Deej with Black Thunder
Sergey -- I was just plain Deej that day. Iron Sword was too rusty to pull out of the scabbard.

Lee -- Thanks for noticing the legs. My first outing of the year with smooth haunches. Just as my 11 Campy gears go 1 higher, my legs felt 1 sexier.
 
Thanks Phil. The Campy worked fabulously, though sometimes I had to think for a second or two before shifting up front to remember which lever did what. Still have Shimano on the brain.

Shifting up front was quick -- way, way better than with my Shimano 105. I dropped the chain once, but that was due to shifting with the chain in a bad position.

On the ride home, however, the upshifts were getting somewhat sloppy, so I'll have to do some minor rear-derailleur adjusting. I think the poor bike was tired from all the shifting I did in the hills to find the right cadence!

The ergonomics were a dream -- my hands love Campy. Also, shifting from the drops was not a problem.

Overall, a huge thumbs up.

EDIT: Oh, and I had the Campagnolo jersey and gloves well before this bike was even a gleam in my eye. In fact, to show you how much of a newbie I am, when I bought the jersey nearly three years ago, I didn't even know what Campagnolo was! I just liked the understated looks.
 
By the way, when I wrote that the Chorus shifted "way, way better" up front than my Shimano 105, that was taking into account the shifting troubles I was having with Shimano due to a bent derailleur. When the 105 was in good condition, the shifting was generally OK.

Still, there were times when I had to play around with the 105 shifters to get it to engage. At these times, a loud "crack!" would emanate from the left shifter. At first, I was scared that I was breaking something. I got used to it after a while.
 
Thanks for the Campy report. I remember the Campy jersey from way back...didn't you wear it on the Dr. Pepper Miura ride?
 
Great memory, Phil. Yep, I was rocking the Campy jersey on that ride. I was also rocking a big bun on the top of my head. It's since been shorn, though, as it wasn't UCI compliant.
 

Media information

Category
Unofficial Tours
Added by
AlanW
Date added
View count
1,660
Comment count
8
Rating
0.00 star(s) 0 ratings

Image metadata

Filename
DSC03368.JPG
File size
847.3 KB
Dimensions
1516px x 1392px

Share this media