|Need help on campy gearing||munga22|
Mar 2, 2003 12:42 PM
|I have a 98 Bianchi that came with 8 speed campy mirage. At the moment, the biggest cog I can get is a 13-26. This setup is fine for most rides but we ride in the alps a couple/few times a year (I live in the UK) and the 26 is painful on 2hour climbs. Does anyone have any suggestions of how I might be able to piece together a bigger range? Are smaller rings up front an answer? I'd really rather not have to switch out the shifters and rear hub because the stuff work fine. Just would love a 28 or 29 to bail out into. My knees thank you in advance.|
|not many options||DougSloan|
Mar 2, 2003 3:01 PM
|The smallest ring on a Campy double crankset (or "chainset" for you) is a 39. Would you consider a triple? That will give you the most range, far more than going to a 28 or 29.
|re: Need help on campy gearing||flakey|
Mar 2, 2003 5:52 PM
|Problem Solvers brand sells (or did sell) a 28 tooth cog that fits the Campagnolo 8 speed freehub.Branford bike sells them or your local LBS could order it for you.|
|re: Need help on campy gearing||cycleaddict|
Mar 2, 2003 5:55 PM
|Check out your options at www.branfordbike.com.
These guys will lead you in the right direction--you do have several ways to go.
|Branford is the call NM||atpjunkie|
Mar 5, 2003 6:57 PM
|Thanks for the ideas!||munga22|
Mar 6, 2003 8:52 AM
|Thanks a lot. That 28 tooth cog looks like just the thing I need.|| |