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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 4:36 pm 
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if you really are into campy, then go for it if you can afford the extra price tag... and match the campy groupset with a campy wheelset. you won't regret! depending on your budget, you can choose between zonda, eurus or shamal...

i believe "budget" is always something quite personal. a hollowgram crankset is definitely something that i would not consider "budget". but hey, it is a MUST on a c'dale! :thumbup:

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 9:18 pm 
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The Hollowgram is definitely one of those things that is pushing me to the upper limit of my budget threshold (looking to stay under 2k, but it looks like I'm heading for 2.5k), but I got a smoking good deal on it ($300 w/ two sets of spiders and chainrings).

I'm looking at a lot of second hand parts or deep discount OEM parts to meet that threshold. I've found a couple more sets of ~1500g wheels that will work for me (from Canadian sellers – trying to avoid import fees).


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:31 am 
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but then again, there simply is no other crankset for a c'dale than a hollowgram. this is the finest crankset available, "better" than many carbon fibre cranksets. if it was available for other BBs than BB30, i would ride it too... btw, i find it quite beautiful too, more than most of the carbon fibre cranksets available.

living in europe, i can only guess that campy is more expensive in north america. even more so when you have to add import tax. but as far as i remember, import tax/duties in canada were reasonable (if you import smth to europe from a non-EU-country, you have to pay customs duties and VAT, which quickly sums up to +25% in Austria). on a sidenote, i spent 4 months in toronto, ON, during an exchange semester at university. loved every aspect of it, canada's a great place!

i once attempted a budget MTB build. i made a great bargain on the frame (commencal vip nuts 3) and fork. also the crankset and stem/bar/seatpost were cheap. i decided to go for an sram-group-build using sram group & disc brakes, rock shox fork, and truvativ parts. i was on a good way to reach my budget goal until i had to decide for a wheelset. to make a long story short, the deeper i digged, the more i had to accept that budget wasn't good for what i really wanted. so i stretched my budget but ended up with the bike i wanted. not sure if that is the same with you, but hey, you only live once. if you can afford it, go for what you really want instead sticking to your own budget goal. you will be happy every time you ride you bike, everytime you look at it. if you compromise for budget, chances are you will end up thinking, "man, i wish i had bought this and that"...

if you opt for a new centaur groupset, i think the price would be reasonable. the same goes for a used 10sp chorus. record or super record are definitely nice, but not necessary. as for the wheelset, i like how the zondas look like. and the hubs/bearings are simply great.

anyway, i hope you can reach both your goal and your dream build! :beerchug:

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I'm still looking out for a good price on a group set. Was watching an SR11 group on eBay the other day, got side tracked only to see that it sold for ~$720. :evil:

In other news, my bars came in. 40 cm Control Tech Viento SC - 258 g (over 10% higher than the quoted mass for the 42 cm version)

Also, measured the mass of the frame and fork.

Fork: 414 g (including crown race)
Frame: 1355 g (including headset bearings (~50 g), BB bearings (~50 g), seat tube collar (14 g), bottle cage bolts (12 g), derailleur hanger (?? g) and some zip ties)

VERY HAPPY with this! Puts a stripped frame at ~1200 g. :D


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any news?

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In the middle of some home renos right now so spending has been put on hold. :(

Still looking for a good deal on a group set. Leaning back towards 6800.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:32 pm 
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If you can get a good deal on some EA90SLX wheels, I'd say go for it, especially if they are the 2014 models. I'm going to send my Easton R4SL hubs in to get them laced to some of the 2014 rims, which come tubeless compatible.


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Thanks cmdd. I've been looking at those for sue. I know there were spoke issues with the early ones, but the new ones look really nice.

(In light of renovations I did manage to buy a Cannondale Spidering. Now I have every chain set option (compact, mid-compact and standard))


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