Campy Athena vs Campy Chorus weights



rgr692

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Hello All,

I need some advice and I thought this forum would probably be the best source...Here's the deliema: In 1996 I lived in Vincenza, Italy for about year and a half. While there I had a custom Italian bike made to my measurements: Columbus SLX (steel) frame and Campy Athena Group throughout. I have been riding it ever since and it is a great bike...except it weights 23 pounds! I was wondering...would upgrading to a higher group (Chorus or Record Carbon) reduce the weight appreciablely. I would like to get the bike down to around the 18 pounds (sub 20) How much does a complete group weigh? Would it be worth the expense or should I just retire the old steel steed and jump on the carbon fiber band wagon. Here are the rest of the specs on the bike:

Frame: Columbus SLX (steel) 52-53cm (custom built so its inbetween sizes)
Fork: Columbus Chrome steel
Stem: ITM
Handlebars: Euro ITM
Campy Athena group throughout : Headset, hubs, brakes, rear/front derailers, pedals, bottom bracket, crank (170cm)...everything
Wheels: Campy Vento Aero (20 spoke). Front and Rear

Please keep in mind all of this stuff is circa 1996. Can I upgrade groups and achieve my desire weight or should I just buy a new bike. My budget is 2500 dollars.

Thanks for the help.

Tony
 
Sorry,

Posted this question in the wrong forum...reposted in the equipment forum...sorry about my confusion.

Tony
rgr692 said:
Hello All,

I need some advice and I thought this forum would probably be the best source...Here's the deliema: In 1996 I lived in Vincenza, Italy for about year and a half. While there I had a custom Italian bike made to my measurements: Columbus SLX (steel) frame and Campy Athena Group throughout. I have been riding it ever since and it is a great bike...except it weights 23 pounds! I was wondering...would upgrading to a higher group (Chorus or Record Carbon) reduce the weight appreciablely. I would like to get the bike down to around the 18 pounds (sub 20) How much does a complete group weigh? Would it be worth the expense or should I just retire the old steel steed and jump on the carbon fiber band wagon. Here are the rest of the specs on the bike:

Frame: Columbus SLX (steel) 52-53cm (custom built so its inbetween sizes)
Fork: Columbus Chrome steel
Stem: ITM
Handlebars: Euro ITM
Campy Athena group throughout : Headset, hubs, brakes, rear/front derailers, pedals, bottom bracket, crank (170cm)...everything
Wheels: Campy Vento Aero (20 spoke). Front and Rear

Please keep in mind all of this stuff is circa 1996. Can I upgrade groups and achieve my desire weight or should I just buy a new bike. My budget is 2500 dollars.

Thanks for the help.

Tony