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(Qui si parla Campagnolo) wrote:
> > If ya like BMX cranks, you will like this, i guess. I wonder about older DA stuff tho. We are
> > having problems finding 2002 XTR rear ders and fders, shift pods already...
> > I think by end of 2004, DA BBs, rders, will be hard to find.
> That's the point, Peter. Make it a hassle for riders to keep what they've got on the road, while
> dangling a fashionable-looking new bauble to tempt them. If you can make the whole system
> incompatible with anybody else's components while you're at it, all the better.
Once we see the rest of the new Dura-Ace group, we can all argue about whether or not it is change
for change's sake, but blaming Shimano for not having backward compatibility seems unfair.
My 8-speed Pinarello (converted from 6-speed DT) is no hassle to keep on the road, and the choice of
freewheels for my friction-shifting 5-speed mountain bike is better than it was when the thing was
new; are my local bike shops just better-stocked than the ones near you, Chalo?
Some of this complaining seems to be not that the parts people want aren't available, but that
they're no longer available brand-new or with the Dura-Ace name on them.
> Bullseye's crank is still the real thing, even if Shimano waited 17 long years to copy the design.
So...are you annoyed that Brand S changed their design, thus rendering all others obsolete, or are
you pleased that they have adapted and copied an excellent concept, even though it is incompatible
with their previous BB/crank system?
Ryan Cousineau, [email protected] http://www.sfu.ca/~rcousine
President, Fabrizio Mazzoleni Fan Club