finding campy xenon



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Paul Bauer

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hi,
looking to build up a inexpensive frame and was think i would like to try a
campy xenon groupset.
problem is, i cant find any xenon components for sale in the usa. are they
imported to the usa at all? does anyone have a source?

tia,
paul
 
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Hank Wirtz

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"Paul Bauer" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> hi,
> looking to build up a inexpensive frame and was think i would like to try
> a campy xenon groupset.
> problem is, i cant find any xenon components for sale in the usa. are they
> imported to the usa at all? does anyone have a source?
>


I've only seen Xenon at european online sellers, but they have Campy stuff
so cheap it more than offsets the high shipping costs. Be warned, though,
Campy USA will not honor warranty on foreign-bought parts.

And I'd upgrade to Mirage for the Ergos (Xenon aren't easily rebuildable,
IIRC) and rear mech (Xenon's has plastic knuckles).

Try http://wwww.Cyclingbargains.com.
 
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Pete Biggs

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Hank Wirtz wrote:

> And I'd upgrade to Mirage for the Ergos (Xenon aren't easily
> rebuildable, IIRC)


I would guess the simpler design means they may not need rebuilding, but
unlike Mirage, you can't shift to more than one smaller sprocket at once.
Worth having Mirage for that feature alone, I think. Sadly and bizarrely,
only Record Ergos will have this feature next year!

> and rear mech (Xenon's has plastic knuckles).


That doesn't really matter and keeps the weight down. Xenon mech works
just as well as a Chorus, IME.

> Try http://wwww.Cyclingbargains.com.


and www.ebay.co.uk

~PB
 
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M-gineering

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Pete Biggs wrote:

>
> I would guess the simpler design means they may not need rebuilding, but
> unlike Mirage, you can't shift to more than one smaller sprocket at once.
> Worth having Mirage for that feature alone, I think. Sadly and bizarrely,
> only Record Ergos will have this feature next year!
>


this is to make it easier to switch to SRAM ;)

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Qui si parla Campagnolo

Guest
Pete Biggs wrote:
> Hank Wirtz wrote:
>
> > And I'd upgrade to Mirage for the Ergos (Xenon aren't easily
> > rebuildable, IIRC)

>
> I would guess the simpler design means they may not need rebuilding, but
> unlike Mirage, you can't shift to more than one smaller sprocket at once.
> Worth having Mirage for that feature alone, I think. Sadly and bizarrely,
> only Record Ergos will have this feature next year!


I have 'heard' that Chorus and Record will, but Centaur and on down
will not...Centaur will have carbon levers as well...but it's just
'rumor'...
>
> > and rear mech (Xenon's has plastic knuckles).

>
> That doesn't really matter and keeps the weight down. Xenon mech works
> just as well as a Chorus, IME.
>
> > Try http://wwww.Cyclingbargains.com.

>
> and www.ebay.co.uk
>
> ~PB