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ultegra cranks with campy?(5 posts)

ultegra cranks with campy?CrazyMan
Nov 30, 2002 12:15 AM
Is it possible to run an Ultegra crankset and BB with a campy 10 speed drivetrain? If so, which chain must be used?

Nov 30, 2002 6:08 AM
As long as you have a 9 speed little chainring, which is spaced closer to the big ring, you should not have a problem.

You should use a 10 speed chain for best shifting with the 10 speed cassette. The campy 10 chain with a wipperman "connex" connector link is my favorite.

If for some reason you insist on using a 9 speed chain, the Shimano DuraAce is the narrowest.
Nov 30, 2002 12:32 PM
"which is spaced closer to the big ring"

closer than normal, or standard setup? must I tweak it in any way?

spaced closer than 8 speed...C-40
Nov 30, 2002 1:54 PM
When shimano introduced 9 speed, they moved the little ring closer to the big ring by altering the mounting surface for the little chainring. The crank arms remained unchanged. If you have an old 8 speed crank you would need to buy a 9 speed little chainring to reduce the spacing.

If you have a 9 speed crankset, you're in business.
spaced closer than 8 speed...Rusty Coggs
Nov 30, 2002 5:19 PM
My 8 speed ultegra crank and old rings(sugino 38 tooth) works fine with campy 10.