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Campy ?Natchez
Mar 6, 2003 10:57 PM
My Ultegra kit is worn out I am thinking about upgrading to Campy Chorus 10 speed. I have a set of Mavic Ks that can be made Campy compatible for like 40 dollars. I do not want to drop 700 dollars on chorus kit all at once so I was thinking of doing it a little at a time. At wisecyclebuys there will only be like a 15$ penalty buying it a little at a time and free shipping. So here is my question if I by the ergo levers the chain cassette and rear derailleur can I use my current Ultegra 9speed crank, bb, front derailleur, and brake calipers

Thanks for your help
re: Campy ?Spunout
Mar 7, 2003 4:54 AM
I'd wait, and get the whole gruppo. Cranks may work, but the rings are old, and you're going to try to use a new skinny chain. Only fool-proof items are things not attached to the drivetrain: Calipers, seatpost.

However, there was a discussion here noting that Shimano pedals mess up the shifting on a C10 bike ;-)
yes, no problemweiwentg
Mar 7, 2003 5:00 AM
unless the chainrings are THAT worn, that is.
re: Yes.....nmRusty Coggs
Mar 7, 2003 6:11 AM
re: Campy ?PMC
Mar 7, 2003 7:07 AM
I've got a spare Campy freehub for Ks that I'd trade you even up for a Shimano compatible if you'd be interested...

re: Campy ?Natchez
Mar 7, 2003 10:01 PM
Should I decide to go campy I will be glad to trade you just send me your email
Works finealtidude
Mar 7, 2003 5:49 PM
I have actually run 8 speed Ultegra cranks with Campy 10 speed drivetrains and it shifts perfectly. Don't buy into the Campyonly hype that your stuff will only work with campy products, it's all a bunch of nonsense and hype spouted out mostly by guys who are too scared to mix a component group because it might hurt the looks of their "pretty" all campy setup, like a bunch of 16 year old girls getting dressed for a prom some of these fools are so concerned with looks. Ultegra 9 speed and Dura Ace cranks have the exact same centerline chainline measurement as Campy 10 sped, 43.5 millimeters, it will work great. I currently run a 9 speed SCRAM PC89R chain on an otherwise campy 10 speed drivetrain with a Dura Ace crank. Campy claims a 9 speed chain will damage the cogs on the 10 speed cassette, bunch of bulldookey. I have almost 9,000 miles on this setup and I have never had premature cog wear and the rear derailleur shifts are as good if not better than when i was using a Campy 10 speed chain. In addition, the SRAM PC89R chain actually uses 21st century technology and is easily broken down for daily cleaning, unlike Campy's chain where you have to use a stupid chainbreak to take it apart because they haven't bothered to develop a sensible speedlink like SRAM.