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Looking to upgrade Campy Daytona BB(5 posts)

Looking to upgrade Campy Daytona BBkendoo
Mar 16, 2003 4:40 PM
What options do I have to save some weight? Can I go with a higher end Campy BB or do I have to go aftermarket?
re: Looking to upgrade Campy Daytona BBibhim
Mar 16, 2003 5:24 PM
Daytona (centaur) / chorus / record are interchangeable throughout the set. The material used in the construction is different.

Save weight? Realize the difference between Centaur and record bottom brackets is 3.45 ounces. Just needed to put it into perspective.

Differences: (assuming all doubles, not triple)
Centaur: 288g;hollow axle, light alloy cups
Chorus: 220g; light alloy cartridge and cups
Record: 190g; oversize hollow axle; composite/light alloy cartridge; light alloy cups

NOTE: Daytona and Centaur are the same. Daytona Beach, FL forced Campy to change the name as the town had registered the trademark. I guess it would have looked bad for NASCAR andthe town if a Daytona equipted bike passed Bobby Allison on the back stretch.
don't fully agreeDaveG
Mar 16, 2003 5:38 PM
The Daytona(Centaur) BB cannot necessarily be upgraded to Chorus or Record. If you have Daytona cranks they require a 111mm BB spindle. Chorus and up use a 102mm bracket. You could upgrade cranks too but that's getting a bit expensive. I doubt saving 68grams of BB weight is going to turn you into Lance
Try Phil Wood bottom brackets@ branfordbike.comLeroy
Mar 16, 2003 7:29 PM
It's true that centaur and chorus/record aren't interchangeable. The best replacement is phil wood. Steel/alum. is about 40 gms. lighter than ac-h centaur; and titanium is a little lighter than record, including the mounting rings.
thanks for correctionibhim
Mar 17, 2003 1:16 PM
I was taking it from memory from when I compared and ultimately decided on chorus groupo. I looked it up and you're right, the Centuar does have the larger 111mm spindle where the chorus and record have the 102mm.