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Will FSA cranks be compatible with new Shimano 10?(12 posts)

Will FSA cranks be compatible with new Shimano 10?bigdeal
Nov 12, 2003 2:43 PM
Yes, I think the new crank is fugly but that's not the point. In other words, can you buy a 'whole' shimano 10 group but use a FSA carbon crank/bb?
re: Will FSA cranks be compatible with new Shimano 10?russw19
Nov 12, 2003 2:49 PM
Sure... the compatibility issue would be with Shimano's bottom bracket. The new Dura-Ace will require you to use both Shimano's crank and bottom bracket if you want to use one. You can't use the crank without their BB and vice versa as of yet. Someone may come out with something, but as of now, just use an FSA crank and BB and you will be fine. You may want to hold off until the spring before you order as availabilty is low right now anyways and they may make a specific Shimano 10 crank depending on what the chainring requirements are for new Dura-Ace.

re: Will FSA cranks be compatible with new Shimano 10?rm6rider
Nov 12, 2003 4:10 PM
It wouldn't hurt to contact FSA directly and ask.
very good point, thanks all! (nm)bigdeal
Nov 12, 2003 4:47 PM
according to Shimano...LC
Nov 13, 2003 10:41 AM
No, the new 10 speed front deraileur and crank are designed to work together.

The super narrow chain might slip between the rings which would need to be spaced closer together on a 10 speed setup. Same thing can happen using a 8 speed crank on a 9 speed, but it sort of works anyway except it seems when you really need it to work like in a racing situation. Thing is would you pay all that for something that sort of works?
FSA Makes 10 spd Cranks. [nm]DIRT BOY
Nov 13, 2003 2:08 PM
For Campy, not currently for Shimano 10, yet. nm.russw19
Nov 13, 2003 4:59 PM
Compatible...Mike Prince
Nov 14, 2003 6:04 AM
The 10-speed "Campy" crank should be fine with DA 10-spd as the chainring spacing has been tightened up for the narrower chain of 10 speeds. The designation as Campagnolo compatible means that the BB is Campy square taper, not ISIS, Shimano Octalink or the new DA system.

Wrong answerrussw19
Nov 14, 2003 7:48 AM
The designation as C-10 means that it has chainring spacing compatible with that of Campy 10 speed. I have a C-10 ISIS FSA Team crank. It means it's spaced for Campy 10 but uses the ISIS spindle, not the Campy square taper. As far as I know, there is no guarantee that Shimano 10's chainring spacing is exactly the same as Campy 10's. So until you hear from FSA that they have a Shimano 10 compatible crank, I wouldn't assume that the two are 100% interchangable.

Now, all that said, the two are most likely close enough that both will work, but the designation of Campagnolo does not mean that it is square taper. First hand knowledge on my end.

Oops...Mike Prince
Nov 14, 2003 10:08 AM
My bad. Thanks for the clarification. Anyway, should be easy enough for someone to measure Campy 10 chainring spacing and also DA 10 spacing. I guess that's where the answer will lie.

Sorry for mis-speaking. Guess I just realized that I've been riding Shimano too long :)
No big dealrussw19
Nov 14, 2003 11:27 AM
I tried to call FSA and ask them for the official company line on all this, but they haven't called me back yet.

I posted the info last month. FSA said their 10spd cranksDIRT BOY
Nov 14, 2003 7:48 PM
and rings are compatiable with Shimnao 10spd DA.
This was from Dae @ FSA.

I will measure the DA cranks I have hera and post some info on Sunday.

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