Northoceanbeach wrote:The function of each pedal is no different than each groupset, groups pedal, brake and shift....pedals turn the cranks. They may have slightly different characteristics like stack height and float, but they all have stack height and float, and to most people that's not much different than crank length, hood shape, how they shift, brake performance. So they both do a task.
Given your self-admitted lack of cycling knowledge, you might do well to not make sweeping statements like this.
The fact it's incorrect (pedals do more than simply "turn the cranks") notwithstanding.
Northoceanbeach wrote:but I also think that it performs better in a lot of applications like cranks.
Based on? Again, please see above.
Northoceanbeach wrote:One day soon, Shimano will only make carbon cranks for Dura Ace
Shimano are an alloy based company, not carbon. Of course none of us can see the future, but it would be many decades before this is remotely likely to occur.
Sure they could nut out a magnificent alloy crank, but they could not get the same production levels for it as they can for alloy. And when they are as good as they are in forging, why would they bother?
I understand your reasons for wanting Campag, but to discount Shimano, in part, because you see aluminium as second rate is naive.