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11 speed or electronic?
11 speed
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electronic
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wait and see
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upgrade, too costly...
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 7:49 pm    Post subject: 11 speed or electronic Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 8:04 pm    Post subject: Re: 11 speed or electronic Reply with quote

mho wrote:
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Too easy. 11 speed is Crampy, so it's a non-starter... Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't made it to 10 yet....
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Neither
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

8 speed grip shift
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

having used the electronic campag, I can safely say it is very good!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wait and see. Never be the first to buy new tech, even if its from Shimano who are renowned for their testing.

Case in point - iphone v 3G version perhaps? Wait for the cr@p to separate out Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder how well the electronic stuff (wired of otherwise) is sheilded?

I know that both my HRM (Polar, coded, wireless) and one or two of the wired computers (shimano, cateye) we use go into mental mode as soon as my lights are turned on, or two units are put in *just* the wrong position in relationship to each other............

Loosing heart rate or speed data is one thing, but random shifting........

(and what about static build up between moving parts?)
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How well are the solinoids sealed as well. A tiny bit of grit in there and...
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Des wrote:
How well are the solenoids sealed as well. A tiny bit of grit in there and...


ah, but thats all under shimanos control........... seals (should) be easy, until some twonk starts pouring neat degreaser all over the rear mech! (And i was pretty sure they used servos not solenoids)


But have they tried a D-A shifter system on a 1990s steel frame with a set of 10 year old BLT lights fitted.................
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Des wrote:
How well are the solinoids sealed as well. A tiny bit of grit in there and...


...because no mechanical derailleur set up ever missed a gear. And no cable ever snapped. And no STI clutch ever failed (why do they use chewing gum in the front Tiagra shifter?)...
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mattr wrote:
I wonder how well the electronic stuff (wired of otherwise) is sheilded?

I know that both my HRM (Polar, coded, wireless) and one or two of the wired computers (shimano, cateye) we use go into mental mode as soon as my lights are turned on, or two units are put in *just* the wrong position in relationship to each other............

Loosing heart rate or speed data is one thing, but random shifting........

(and what about static build up between moving parts?)


Random shifting into the 11 sprocket whilst grimping up some steep climb will be great fun in a race.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Random shifting into the 11 sprocket whilst grimping up some steep climb will be great fun in a race.


only for spectators, photographers, and people NOT behind you.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mattr wrote:
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Random shifting into the 11 sprocket whilst grimping up some steep climb will be great fun in a race.


only for spectators, photographers, and people NOT behind you.


Imagine the fun in 2/3/4 chippers when some people suddenly find the urge to weave all over the road on the slightest incline when they suddenly find themselves in the 11. Laughing

I don't think I need the risk of sudden shifting failure and find myself stuck in the wrong gear.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gswarbrick wrote:
Des wrote:
How well are the solinoids sealed as well. A tiny bit of grit in there and...


...because no mechanical derailleur set up ever missed a gear. And no cable ever snapped. And no STI clutch ever failed (why do they use chewing gum in the front Tiagra shifter?)...


Not normally without prior warning, no.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gswarbrick wrote:
Des wrote:
How well are the solinoids sealed as well. A tiny bit of grit in there and...


...because no mechanical derailleur set up ever missed a gear. And no cable ever snapped. And no STI clutch ever failed


But all that is under my control, and easy to keep on top of, so even if i use and abuse it for years i (should) know that it is on its way out. And even if it does pop, its not a) expensive or b) particularly difficult to fix.

Tho the mechanically inept/incompetent may prefer electronic, where it will work perfectly for x months, then fail catastrophically and have to be replaced.

gswarbrick wrote:
(why do they use chewing gum in the front Tiagra shifter?)...


Erm, at a guess, i'd reckon thats cos it's cheap.
One reason why i'll never drop below Ultegra shifters, for the (minimal) extra cost, they last two or three times as long (at least).
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gswarbrick wrote:
Des wrote:
How well are the solinoids sealed as well. A tiny bit of grit in there and...


...because no mechanical derailleur set up ever missed a gear. And no cable ever snapped. And no STI clutch ever failed (why do they use chewing gum in the front Tiagra shifter?)...


I've used ergo since it came out and have never experienced cable snaps or lever failure. Seems to me either system could miss a gear but its unknown how serviceable the electronic is.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use Di2 now, no going back to mechanical for me.
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