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Triple Shifting for 10v Campy(8 posts)

Triple Shifting for 10v CampyJeff_S
Jun 5, 2003 6:58 PM
I've always been reluctant to use a triple on the road due to slow front shifting. But now I get to pull around my son, so I must do so. I used a triple in the mid 90s and really didn't like dropping into the granny ring; had to be done w/o any chain tension. Have things improved since that time? Is Campy that much better than others? I'll probably be running Centaur, which will go with my Daytona-10 kit. Thanks in advance.
just got a triple...C-40
Jun 6, 2003 4:25 AM
I just built a Record triple bike with an FSA 53/39/30. Shifting to the little ring with ergo levers is simple, just mash the thumb button all the way down. Shifting back to the middle ring is not quite as simple. Adjusted properly, a full sweep of the lever (3 clicks) will make the shift quickly. After the shift is complete, I've found it necessary to trim the derailleur back down one click with the thumb button to center it over the middle ring.

The big to middle ring shifts seem to be no different than any double crank. 2-3 clicks up or down does it with no trimming required. After using a double ergo setup for the last 8 years, it will take a while to learn not to mash the thumb button when shifting from the big ring to the middle ring. More than 3 clicks will get you the little ring rather than the middle.

I got an FSA crank because the 53/42/30 offered by Campy does not make sense to me. When shifting between the 42 and 30 rings, 3-4 cogs must be shifted to resume a numerically uniform progression.

With a 53/39/30 only 2-cog shifts are used when shifting between any of the 3 chainrings. The 53/39 also matches the most commonly used double configuration.
just got a triple...Rob Sal
Jun 6, 2003 9:36 AM
What kind of chain cross over can you get away with on the triple? On the inner ring what is the smallest sprocket you use on the back? Can you still use most of the cassette when using the middle ring?
middle ring works well with all cogsDougSloan
Jun 6, 2003 10:13 AM
My Record triple works well, but of course does not work as well as a double. Shifting from the granny to middle for me requires almost 2 whole sweeps of the big lever, then trimming back.

The middle ring works well with all cogs. I spend 90% of my time there.

I set mine up so that the chain rubs a little when in the small ring and the largest cog, so that it is less likely to drop the chain when shifting to the granny.

I feel better now...C-40
Jun 6, 2003 10:57 AM
When I first started adjusting my triple front derailleur, one sweep of the lever would not complete the little to middle ring shift. I knew that couldn't be right. After applying more cable tension, I'm able to complete the shift with one sweep of the lever. No rub in the little ring/big cog combo either.
all but the smallest...C-40
Jun 6, 2003 10:49 AM
I shifted into all but the smallest cog with the inner ring. I wouldn't spend much time in that extreme angle though. I'd recommend staying in the lower 8 cogs.
re: Triple Shifting for 10v CampyLeroy
Jun 6, 2003 5:00 AM
In time you get comfortable with how far and how hard to move the levers to hit the right chainwheels. At least that's how it worked for me. I find that it's best to ease up on the pressure on pedals when shifting anyway. I think that if you shift under a load you'll have more trouble, too. With practice that becomes easy as well. I like dropping into the granny ring when I need to! It's nice to have it.
re: Triple Shifting for 10v Campypowergyoza
Jun 6, 2003 11:52 AM
I've got only a 9v Campy (veloce), but as with all Campy owners, my shifting has becomes easier + more reliable/predictable after the drivetrain has had some time to break in (and after the driver has had time to get used to its behavior).

For me it's now been 2+ months of daily riding with my veloce gruppo and I can notice a higher degree of shifting ease.