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Another Campy spare parts horror story


Jules

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I have long been an ardent supporter of Campy. But there comes a time when one needs to reconsider one's options.

 

 

 

Recently, the prices quoted for spare parts has left me horrified.

 

 

 

The latest shock came after I took my wheels to the LBS for a service. They are ordinary rims laced to Chorus hubs.

 

 

 

The rear cones are pitted. Replacement cones and bearings will come to over R800    smiley18.gif smiley18.gif smiley18.gif

 

 

 

I know the local Shimano agents are not renowned for their low prices on spares, but they can't be as bad as Campy... or can they? I'm thinking my next road groupset is the new Shimano...

 

 

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.......... en ek waarsku al vir baie jare lank!!!!!!! Die kempekkers dink ek geniet dit om te betaal om snobs te wees!!!!!!!

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Same with me .... Record Ergo lever, the housing broke on a very light fall (travellling around 15km/h uphill and touching someone's rear wheel). Replaced the broken housing at a LBS, costed me R650 (just for the housing and labour) .......

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Same with me .... Record Ergo lever' date=' the housing broke on a very light fall (travellling around 15km/h uphill and touching someone's rear wheel). Replaced the broken housing at a LBS, costed me R650 (just for the housing and labour) .......[/quote']

 

 

 

I'm all for Shimano. Guess the second biggest fan after BigH. But atleast you could get your levers fixed. If it was Shimano you would have had to buy a complete new lever.

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I'm all for Shimano. Guess the second biggest fan after BigH. But atleast you could get your levers fixed. If it was Shimano you would have had to buy a complete new lever.

 

true ... but I could have also bought new Chorus 10 speed levers for R1600 from CWC .... just found the Campag spare parts price to be too high.
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Hi Guys.

 

Sorry to hear about the cost of all your replacement gear.

 

But here is a thought, if you want to ride "campy" which is meant to be the best of the best, and kind of exotic and sexy (apparently), then surely you should not complain when the spares are twice the price as more "local is lekker" kind of stuff??  (not that Shimano is local, but you know what I mean)

 

Its like someone driving a Ferrari and complaining that wiper blades are twice the price of his wifes VW Polo blades??

 

Sorry, I don't mean to affend, or start a fight, it is just a though?

 

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Hi Guys.

 

Sorry to hear about the cost of all your replacement gear.

 

But here is a thought' date=' if you want to ride "campy" which is meant to be the best of the best, and kind of exotic and sexy (apparently), then surely you should not complain when the spares are twice the price as more "local is lekker" kind of stuff??  (not that Shimano is local, but you know what I mean)

 

Its like someone driving a Ferrari and complaining that wiper blades are twice the price of his wifes VW Polo blades??

 

Sorry, I don't mean to affend, or start a fight, it is just a though?

 

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Sorry, but that is BS. Its only here in SA that we have that attitude.

 

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Hi Guys.Sorry to hear about the cost of all your replacement gear.But here is a thought' date=' if you want to ride "campy" which is meant to be the best of the best, and kind of exotic and sexy (apparently), then surely you should not complain when the spares are twice the price as more "local is lekker" kind of stuff??? (not that Shimano is local, but you know what I mean)Its like someone driving a Ferrari and complaining that wiper blades are twice the price of his wifes VW Polo blades??Sorry, I don't mean to affend, or start a fight, it is just a though?

 

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You have a point, I suppose. But I also have to question how much these crazy prices have to do with Campy itself, or the people who distribute Campy in SA.

 

 

 

I've also never really thought that new Campy is that expensive, when compared with Shimano.

 

 

 

Needless to say I have not paid any of the prices I've been quoted on Campy spare parts recently. In some cases i've sourced new parts overseas, or from helpful hubbers. In this case, I'll just write the wheel off and put the R900-odd it'd cost me to fix towards a new, non-Campy wheelset.

 

 

 

 

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Did you recently tried to find a double threaded bladed spoke for a easton rear wheel.

 

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 7?

 

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Like I said, I was not trying to start a fight/argument.

 

If indeed the local shops are ripping us of (which is probably quite likely), then they must not complain when you take your business to the Internet.

 

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@Jughead: I'm fairly certain that my LBS is not out to rip me off. I try support them as much as possible. However, they buy their stuff from J&J. My LBS agrees with me every time I tell them that J&J's prices are sick. They feel my pain. The owner was telling me about a special chain tool they had to buy for the new 11spd. It cost R3k!

 

 

 

@Onetime: they are ordinary rims laced to Chorus hubs.

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...a special chain tool they had to buy for the new 11spd. It cost R3k!

 

 

 

imagine how much a multi tool will cost with that tool on. No wonder they don't make MTB parts.

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