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Campy der/cassette question...(4 posts)

Campy der/cassette question...rib-eye
Aug 27, 2001 4:02 PM
Are there any "downward compatibility" issues with a mid-cage Campy Record rear der? I currently have a 13-29 cassette setup for Colo mtns. Can I safely go to 11-23 or 11-25?
re: Campy der/cassette question...Cliff Oates
Aug 27, 2001 4:20 PM
No and yes, respectively.
recheck chain length....C-40
Aug 27, 2001 6:00 PM
Switching from a 13 to an 11 top gear won't be a problem, unless you happen to have adjusted the chain length on the long side to start with. Just be sure the chain doesn't hang loose in the small chainring and 11 tooth cog.

A change of four teeth is equivalent to the removal of 1 inch or two links from the chain (then minimum that it could be shortened).
thanks, and..rib-eye
Aug 27, 2001 7:16 PM
by the way, I'm EAGERLY awaiting the arrival of my new C40. Should have it in another week or so. I feel like an 8 yr old on XMAS eve!!