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I just got this frame and looking to build it up. I have a fork and wheels. Here lies my dilemma. I have a fsa crankset so I could get some red shifters/force deraillers. I also could go with a centaur group and leave the fsa crank on my existing bike. Price wise the two options are pretty close.
If it makes a difference, I am coming from 8 speed 105.
Any ideas?
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Centaur is nice with the new carbon ultra torque cranks. One disadvantage is you can only shift one gear at a time. So if you are approaching a small hill and want to keep in the big ring but just dump it down three gears you have to click one gear at a time. I don't know if this would be a problem. I have Chorus on my new bike and I'm very happy with it.

Nice frame.
 
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Centaur is nice with the new carbon ultra torque cranks. One disadvantage is you can only shift one gear at a time. So if you are approaching a small hill and want to keep in the big ring but just dump it down three gears you have to click one gear at a time. I don't know if this would be a problem.

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It's not.
 

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If you have wheels, then are the rear one for shimano or campy? I would base my choices according to this.
why? I've never had a problem running 10spd shimano wheels with a campy setup. Not sure about vis-versa

I vote Centaur drivetrain and Chorus or Record Shifters.
 

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I have some Mike Garcia wheels setup for Shimano. I was going to get an American Classic cassette. I don't have a 10speed cassette anyway.
As far as the ability to dump multiple gears, I don't have any experience with that so I don't think I would miss it.
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I ride 1997 vintage 8 speed 105. It has done me well this past decade but it is time to move on. This will stay as my "beater bike".

I'm thinking centaur on an Italian frame makes everything right with the world.
 
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