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Campy Crank and Shimano Cassette and Deraileurs(7 posts)

Campy Crank and Shimano Cassette and Deraileursstamarama
Sep 17, 2002 3:31 PM
Is it possible to run a Campy crankset with the rest of the drivetrain being Shimano, including both deraileurs and STI shifters? I currently have an Ultegra double and want to go to a triple and would like to use a campy Racing Triple crank and bottom bracket. Will standard Ultegra STI shifters handle three chainrings, Shimano or not?
re: Campy Crank and Shimano Cassette and DeraileursLactate Junkie
Sep 18, 2002 10:00 AM
Technically, you can mix the crank with the rest of the drivetrain, but you cannot use double Ultegra shifters with a triple--Campy or Shimano--so you will need a new left shift lever.

You will also likely need a new front and rear derailleur to handle the extra chain wrap of the triple.
re: Campy Crank and Shimano Cassette and DeraileursSpoke Wrench
Sep 18, 2002 3:22 PM
I ASSUME that the Campy crankset would work with the Shimano shifters and derailleurs. I'm a little reluctant to say positively because it's something that I've never personally done and I've learned that sometimes stuff that I never thought about rises up to bite me. If it was my bike, I think that I'd go either all Campy or all Shimano. I KNOW those will work.

Believe it or not, Shimano uses the exact same part number for Ultegra double and triple STI levers. The levers actually have four shift positions so when they are set up you get one shift position for the granny, two for the middle ring and one for the big ring.
re: Campy Crank and Shimano Cassette and DeraileursSpunout
Sep 18, 2002 4:55 PM
Be aware that the racing triple might come in 10s and 9s versions. The 10s rings are thinner, the whole setup might have different spacing.

I assume Campy 9s have compatible spacing.
re: Campy Crank and Shimano Cassette and DeraileursLactate Junkie
Sep 18, 2002 5:12 PM

They do now, but they didn't before last year when they introduced the triple, so if you have an older set it will not work with the triple front.
re: Ultegra Triple ShifterB2
Sep 19, 2002 8:00 AM
I would double check on that. I have year 2000 model Ultegra shifters that I bought from Colorado Cyclist. They informed me at that time that the double and triple shifters were identicle.

My understanding is that DA is the only one that uses two different models for double and triple. I believe they just introduced the triple in the last year or so??

re: Ultegra Triple ShifterLactate Junkie
Sep 20, 2002 12:23 PM
You might be right, but I think Ultegra was available for a few years as only a double. For those years the shifter wouldn't be triple compatible because a triple didn't exist. I think the Shimano part # was ST-6500 and then it became ST-6510 when the triple was made available, I think in 2000. I could be wrong though, anyone out there that can help?