Campagnolo goes ugly!

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Rolf F
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Campagnolo goes ugly!

Postby Rolf F » Tue May 27, 2014 09:12 am

Dear god - what were they thinking! This looks worse than a Shimano crankset! OK, making it so that there aren't different compact/standard cranks is obviously a good thing but at what price! You can't love a bike with those cranks on it........

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Re: Campagnolo goes ugly!

Postby PBlakeney » Tue May 27, 2014 09:31 am

My only response must be to regularly maintain my current crank sets to prolong their lives.

That means no purchasing of replacement parts.

Which cannot be ideal as a business plan to Campagnolo.
I do not think they will be too concerned though as there appears to be enough gullible people who simply must have the latest versions.
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Re: Campagnolo goes ugly!

Postby elbowloh » Tue May 27, 2014 09:36 am

Errr, what's wrong with it?

Still looks better than Shimano (and I have a Shimano crankset).
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Re: Campagnolo goes ugly!

Postby drlodge » Tue May 27, 2014 09:38 am

I think it looks quite nice, in a kind of modern yet brutal kind of way. I prefer the SuperRecord (2012?) cranks I already have though.
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Re: Campagnolo goes ugly!

Postby MichaelW » Tue May 27, 2014 09:45 am

better than the Mr Blobby school of design, but not much.

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Re: Campagnolo goes ugly!

Postby itboffin » Tue May 27, 2014 12:26 pm

Yeah its not a rotor crankset yuck!
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Re: Campagnolo goes ugly!

Postby walkingbootweather » Tue May 27, 2014 12:48 pm

Can't quite see where the cotter pin fits?
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Re: Campagnolo goes ugly!

Postby The Rookie » Tue May 27, 2014 13:47 pm

I actually quite like that look........flowing 'aero' styling almost like the metal was still part molten for the first ride and flowed into place as it set, styled by the loads and airflow.

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Re: Campagnolo goes ugly!

Postby Rolf F » Tue May 27, 2014 14:22 pm

The Rookie wrote:I actually quite like that look........flowing 'aero' styling almost like the metal was still part molten for the first ride and flowed into place as it set, styled by the loads and airflow.


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Re: Campagnolo goes ugly!

Postby SNMarine » Tue May 27, 2014 15:08 pm

Rolf F wrote:Dear god - what were they thinking! This looks worse than a Shimano crankset! OK, making it so that there aren't different compact/standard cranks is obviously a good thing but at what price! You can't love a bike with those cranks on it........

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Re: Campagnolo goes ugly!

Postby The Rookie » Tue May 27, 2014 15:10 pm

Rolf F wrote:
The Rookie wrote:I actually quite like that look........flowing 'aero' styling almost like the metal was still part molten for the first ride and flowed into place as it set, styled by the loads and airflow.


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Re: Campagnolo goes ugly!

Postby goonz » Tue May 27, 2014 15:11 pm

I actually prefer the look of say Dura Ace over Campag. Much more mechanical and less of the poetry.
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Re: Campagnolo goes ugly!

Postby lostboysaint » Tue May 27, 2014 15:15 pm

goonz wrote:I actually prefer the look of say Dura Ace over Campag. Much more mechanical and less of the poetry.


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Re: Campagnolo goes ugly!

Postby Greg66 Tri v2.0 » Tue May 27, 2014 15:25 pm

Rolf F wrote:OK, making it so that there aren't different compact/standard cranks is obviously a good thing


Solution to a non-existent problem, surely? You can fit anything from 50/34 upwards onto a 110 BCD. The issue is eliminating flex in the larger chainrings when you do.

It's 130/135 BCDs that limit the size of the smaller chainring that you can use.

And yes, that is bloody ugly. I never got over Campy abandoning square taper BBs and cranksets though.
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Re: Campagnolo goes ugly!

Postby PBlakeney » Tue May 27, 2014 15:26 pm

goonz wrote:I actually prefer the look of say Dura Ace over Campag. Much more mechanical and less of the poetry.

Mechanics make things work.

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Re: Campagnolo goes ugly!

Postby Rolf F » Tue May 27, 2014 17:25 pm

goonz wrote:I actually prefer the look of say Dura Ace over Campag. Much more mechanical and less of the poetry.


Really?

Surely this:

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is more of a stripped down, function focussed engineers solution than this?

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Re: Campagnolo goes ugly!

Postby PBlakeney » Tue May 27, 2014 18:40 pm

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Spot the difference.
This is what happens when you design by computer.

Edit:- I initially thought they looked similar but seeing them side by side, the Campag version wins the battle.
Still not as elegant as the older versions though.
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Re: Campagnolo goes ugly!

Postby Jonny_Trousers » Thu May 29, 2014 09:51 am

I like it. It has a kind of industrial cool to it. I like the look of Dura Ace for the same reason.

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Re: Campagnolo goes ugly!

Postby Mick Cornick » Thu May 29, 2014 11:27 am

Looks ok but to me. I still have my campag cranks from 2001, so I guess you could wait until it's replaced by a new model as they don't seem to wear out or buy NOS at a discount?

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Re: Campagnolo goes ugly!

Postby rjsterry » Sat May 31, 2014 09:03 am

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