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Q: will campy 10 spd chain work on shimano chainring?(3 posts)

Q: will campy 10 spd chain work on shimano chainring?dupe
Jun 21, 2001 6:15 AM
i have all the other stuff thought out but am considering going campy 10 speed. derailleurs, shifters, cassette and chain.

will i need to dump my dura-ace 9 speed cranks because the chainrings may be too thick or wont pick up the chain well enough for upshift on the front rings? or does it make no difference?

i am currently eyeing veloce but daytona is just a fraction more with another gear to play with.

also does anyone know where i could check to find what sort of campy front hub i have. it looks fairly new but has no grease hole and is a low flange design?

all opinions are appreciated.

ciao, ben
re: Q: will campy 10 spd chain work on shimano chainring?VaMootsman
Jun 21, 2001 9:51 AM
I wouldn't try the Campy 10 with Shimano Rings.....there's a reason Campy went with super narrow chain.
yes it should work...C-40
Jun 21, 2001 4:49 PM
Campy did not narrow the chainrings when 10 speed was introduced, they just machined the mounting surface of the big ring to place it closer to the little ring. The cranks weren't changed. Shimano did the same thing by moving the little ring closer to the big ring, when 9 speed was introduced.

If you're on a tight budget, it's worth a try. Eventually though, the smart thing is to go all Campy. You might even consider trying to sell all your Shimnano parts, and get a complete Campy group.

The only thing I don't like about Daytona is the cheap bottom bracket that goes with the crank. There is no (campy) upgrade option, because Chorus and Record use a 102mm spindle, while Daytona uses 111mm. If you get a crank separately, chorus is the best deal.

Check out txcyclesport.com for low campy prices. If you're willing to buy from overseas, see sdeals.com or totalcycling.com for low prices.