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campy cranks & shimano drivetrains(5 posts)

campy cranks & shimano drivetrainsweiwentg
Oct 20, 2001 3:59 PM
i got a set of campy daytona cranks (the 2 chainring version). my current setup is a shimano tiagara drivetrain, with a 105 rear derailleur, and triple cranks. can i replace my cranks or will I end up wrecking stuff??
re: campy cranks & shimano drivetrainsflybyvine
Oct 21, 2001 5:03 PM
SOunds like you are still going to use a Shimano BB in which case the taper on the BB and Daytona cranks won't match. Assuming that you also switch to a Daytona BB (not Chorus or Record) then you would then be OK.

In fact I am running the opposite on my commuter - Daytona rear & Ultegra front. Not ideal as every now & then the 10sp chain drops between the chainrings but gets me from A-B cheaply. You won't have thius problem going the other way.
re: campy cranks & shimano drivetrainsweiwentg
Oct 22, 2001 5:21 AM
i did indeed getthe Daytona bottom bracket, and the cranks are 9-speed, same as the current drivetrain. so, despite the fact that i am switching from triples to doubles, i am safe, no?
re: campy cranks & shimano drivetrainsflybyvine
Oct 22, 2001 10:11 PM
Until you said you were switching from a triple I would have said yes but I have no experience with triples...

From what I read though, provided the Shimano right shifter for the triple only uses 2 positions plus trim stops (I read that somewhere) then all is the same just adjust the limit screws. If the system uses 3 stops then I suppose you could just use the two outer positions & limit the inner travel.

The Campy right shifters are not really indexed so they are much easier to manage in an "all sorts" setup such as this.

What the hell give it a go. It only takes a few minutes to switch back if you can't get the front shifter to match up properly. You can't really do any damage and the Daytona stuff is nice for the price.
re: campy cranks & shimano drivetrainsweiwentg
Oct 26, 2001 5:54 AM
thanks ....
i can't say it's worked yet, since the bottom bracket i got was defective. the cranks wobbled when the mecahnic installed it, so i'm getting a new one. anyway, the mechanic seems to think that it's ok ...