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    Quote Originally Posted by flatlander_48 View Post
    Bull ****. Would you call someone who had only owned Chevrolets a Chevysnob? Sorry, this thought process is all in your head. People buy what they like and what makes sense to them.
    Why are you asking him? The OP hung the label on himself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveG View Post
    Its like an organ rejection. One time on a group ride rest stop I leaned my bike up against a Shimano bike. There was all manner of sparking and electrical arcing. I was able to pull my bike away just in time before there was a total meltdown. I thought I saw Tulio's face in a cloud above me
    Correction - sounds more like psychedelic drug use to me.

    And are you absolutely sure the Shimano bike wasn't rejecting your Campy bike?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlg View Post
    Don't unclip. Learn to trackstand.
    I have that on my agenda this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lombard View Post
    Sounds more like religion than fear of exploding.
    It's a disease.

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    Sorry guys. I won't even use a Shimano fishing reel. I'm really denying myself, huh?
    Must be going thru withdrawals as I didn't think of getting an old pair of Campy pedals, I'm going to check out ebay.
    Yeah I just have too much self respect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mackgoo View Post
    Sorry guys. I won't even use a Shimano fishing reel.
    Sheeesh! I won't even mention SRAM then.
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    I built up an MTB a few years ago. Couldn't get the OR so went with XX. Worked great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flatlander_48 View Post
    Bull ****. Would you call someone who had only owned Chevrolets a Chevysnob? Sorry, this thought process is all in your head. People buy what they like and what makes sense to them.
    Yeah, ok...ya got me. Did you miss this:

    "Any suggestions? I'm a Campyholic so no Shimano please." Most will read that the same as Campysnob.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Strongbow View Post
    Why are you asking him? The OP hung the label on himself.
    No, he didn't usd "snob". Perhaps you think Campyholic and Campysnob mean the same thing? They don't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flatlander_48 View Post
    No, he didn't usd "snob". Perhaps you think Campyholic and Campysnob mean the same thing? They don't.
    you're right. My mistake about which word he used.
    And yes, same thing in my book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    Yeah, ok...ya got me. Did you miss this:

    "Any suggestions? I'm a Campyholic so no Shimano please." Most will read that the same as Campysnob.
    Then for those people I would say that their command of the English lamguage is either suspect or they are viewing things through the lens of their own prejudice. Anyway, close as. I could come was workaholic...

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    : a compulsive worker


    Definition of snob



    • 1British : cobbler
    • 2: one who blatantly imitates, fawningly admires, or vulgarly seeks association with those regarded as social superiors
    • 3a : one who tends to rebuff, avoid, or ignore those regarded as inferiorb : one who has an offensive air of superiority in matters of knowledge or taste





    VERY different, isn't it?

    Personally, I think the vast majority of people who believe that they don't like Campagnolo equipment think that with actually experiencing it. As so many bikes come with Shimano hardware, it's sort of a no-brainer and evidently people don't have much curiosity about alternatives.

    I rode a complete Shimano drivetrain for a year and a half and was always put off with the bi-directional brake lever; just didn't like it. That's what led me to see what else was available.The was well before SRAM, but that wouldn't have changed anything as Double-Tap is counterintuitive to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lombard View Post
    Correction - sounds more like psychedelic drug use to me.

    And are you absolutely sure the Shimano bike wasn't rejecting your Campy bike?
    I don't think so. Shimano groups are inert

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    Quote Originally Posted by mackgoo View Post
    Sorry guys. I won't even use a Shimano fishing reel. .
    Many years back I went on a fishing trip with college friends to a remote lake in Quebec. We were trolling for walleye. One of the guys hooked something and his Shimano reel started letting out line with the drag on. This continued for awhile until the composite spool on his reel exploded from the heat. I never considered a Shimano reel after that (I had a Penn reel)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveG View Post
    I don't think so. Shimano groups are inert
    Can't be or neither would have reacted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lombard View Post
    Can't be or neither would have reacted.
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    As cxwrench said, Time are the only ones that stay open. They're easy to get in more or less. Sometimes they don't click loudly enough. The cleats wear quickly.

    Speedplays are good, easy to clip into and they give you options. The cleats can get fouled in dirt, gravel, mud, etc.

    Haven't used Look since the late 90s and never used Shimano road pedals.

    I'd pick Speedplay or Time.
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