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I need some Campy help!!!!(8 posts)

I need some Campy help!!!!Natchez
Jul 28, 2003 1:26 PM
I just bought some Campy Record carbon leavers , a Record rear derailleur, and a set of Campy Record hubs laced to Campy rims radial laced front wheel radial and 2 or 3 x in the back it is 9 speed but has had little use. I bought all the parts for 200$ seemed like a good deal what do you think? The owner said that the campy stuff would not work with a Shimano nine speed cassette however my other wheels work perfect on it. I installed the leavers and derailleur and am running a Shimano chain Ultegra crank bb and brakes every thing works fine with all three of my wheel sets. My question is this can I buy a ten speed campy crank and it work with nine speed stuff and also can I upgrade the shifters to 10 speed if I should ever want to? I am happy with the nine speed because I can run Shimano Cassettes but the day might come when I want 10 so I was going to go ahead and buy a 10 speed crank and front derailleur if they are compatible with 9 speed Record . I will be taking my new Ultegra group and building me a race bike.

Thanks and Every Blessing
Campy says NO!the bull
Jul 28, 2003 2:19 PM
But it will work.The differance is very small not enough to matter.
Also shouldn't be running radial spoked wheels....northcoast
Jul 28, 2003 3:50 PM
Campy says no to radial lacing their hubs. Puts too much stress on the flange and a hub needs to be designed for that.

Just keep an eye on it.
Also shouldn't be running radial spoked wheels....specializedfan
Jul 29, 2003 9:16 AM
What is the difference in this hub being laced radial, as opposed to the protons or nuetrons being radial? According to campy website the hubs are Veloce/Chorus respectively. And I have a set of Scirroco which are laced radialy front and non drive rear, and they are supposed to be veloce hubs just black. Just wandering, I asked the guy at the shop anhe said he did not know.
Also shouldn't be running radial spoked wheels....TJeanloz
Jul 29, 2003 1:10 PM
The difference is that Campy wheels use straight pull spokes, which eliminates the bend at the flange, and the sideways force on the flange. Actually, it pretty much eliminates the flange.

Campy gets all upset about radial lacing, but it really isn't an issue - after 10 years of good service, the flange may break. Just don't expect them to warranty it.
re: I need some Campy help!!!!rogue_CT1
Jul 28, 2003 7:51 PM
1) The Campy 9/ Shimano 9 will work together.

2) The Campy 9 and 10 speed crank are identical except for the large chainring which has closer spacing on the 10 speed. You just need to buy a 9 speed large chainring or buy a 9 speed crank and later replace the large ring with a 10 speed.

3) The shifters and rear derailleur will not work with the 10 speed system.

4) If you decide to go Campy 10 speed later you can get a Wheels Manufacturing cassette that will give you Campy shifting with your Shimano wheels. They work fine, I use them on two different Shimano wheels.
You can upgrade shifters and rear derailleur latermfuchs1
Jul 29, 2003 2:24 AM
You can swap the 9 speed ergo cog to a 10 speed one at a later date. If the rear derailleur is a model year 2001 or later you can change the pulley wheels to 10 speed and it will be the same as a 10 speed derailleur since the pulley wheels are the only difference.

Including the 10 speed chainring already mentioned, the cog, chain, and new cassette (centaur and chorus are much cheaper than record) you are probably looking at around $200 but with the deal that you already got it is not that much money
and re-build the right lever for 10s shifting, no problemo. nmSpunout
Jul 29, 2003 3:50 AM