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Need help on campy gearing(6 posts)

Need help on campy gearingmunga22
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 optionsDougSloan
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.

Doug
re: Need help on campy gearingflakey
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 gearingcycleaddict
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 NMatpjunkie
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.