blue squirrel

after a self-imposed 20 year absence from cycling, the sport i love, i am back and dedicated to holding my own in the superfast 40+ catagory. this blog will tell the journey, the highs and the lows, the team [team becher+] and it's cast of characters, our sponsors, supporters, and other local riders that make it happen... [anonymous comments are lame, cowboy up and put a name or start a blog]

Saturday, December 08, 2007


[yea, baby more blue]

Campagnolo will offer its own 'blue' shifter for 2008, although these will officially only be available to team becher+. While Shimano continues to champion its 'Light Action' concept, Campagnolo insists that requests from its masters racers have dictated a harder shift effort and more tactile feedback. According to Campagnolo, this is more appropriate for when minds are more heavily focused on the throes of racing.

Those changes come about courtesy of "very extra extra stiff special springs", which will make it like riding a single speed, since the springs are so stiff you can't change gears. we can only assume will include both the lever return springs and the characteristic Ergopower 'g' springs that are so familiar to well-versed shop and team mechanics. Other than those springs and the shifters' telltale blue markings, though, Campagnolo says that consumer versions will be identical. What's the big deal, you ask? hello, did you see the image, the lettering is blue, duh.


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