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Italian bike with Japanese groupset


Eddie13
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I would like to get your guys views on this.

 

I've always been a cycling traditionalist and a fan of the little unwritten laws of cycling like not riding a non-Italian groupset on an Italian bike. But now I got the opportunity of upgrading my current old Look frame to a new Wilier frame and I've always been using Shimano. I wouldn't mind changing to Campag, but I can't afford a new frame and groupset just now.

 

What do you other traditionalists think? Should I go for the upgrade or rather look for a different frame?

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Hi Eddie,

I ride a Guerciotti with a Dura ace group set which might be frowned on , but what the heck ride what you want or what is best for your pocket. Perhaps later you can satisfy the traditionalists. I think both group sets are very good and will work perfectly.

Regards

Sarge

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It is not a problem at all, as long as you smoke the guys riding Italian/Campy bikes! ;)

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It is only Bianchi that has to be specced with Camapag. Any other Italian frame can be fitted with Shimano

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This thread is useless without pics? Which Wilier?

I am a traditionalist myself but even the stern Italians sell their bikes as complete bikes with Shimano/SRAM nowadays.

 

As long as your rectify your errors at some point in the future... :angry:

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You are cycling for yourself. Don't worry what others say or think. You should not be judged by what you ride, or can afford. Nice frame though

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Ask team sky!

Dogma with DA... and I think they slightly better than most of us on the hub!

Their excuse is that they are English....

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Mixing pasta with sushi will be fine, so if you have to fit a Jap group, it has to be Dura Ace, cause Tiagra and Sora would'nt cut it!

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Screw the traditionalists.

It's your cash, so it's your choice.

There you go. Do it to yourself then..... :lol:

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