|is this cx drivetrain going to work?||weedman|
May 17, 2002 9:01 PM
|XTR short cage rear derailler, 11-32 9 speed XT casette, dura ace triple cranks 30-39-53. furthermore, will this work with 9 speed record ergopower shifters? which front derailler?|
|re: is this cx drivetrain going to work?||weiwentg|
May 18, 2002 4:27 AM
|you need to use a campy rear derailleur. either a shimano or campy front derailleur is fine, but you lose some trim ability with a shimano front.|
|re: is this cx drivetrain going to work?||BAM|
May 18, 2002 5:59 AM
|You will also need to respace the cassette for campy using a Wheels Manufacturing spacing kit . This is nothing more than a set alloy spacers that replace the ones that come with the cassette. BUT here is the rub, Shimano`s first couple of cogs have the spacer built onto the cogs. The shifting on the highend will always be a liitle off but acceptable for most people ( not for me). The second problem is that you can only use shimano ROAD cassettes. The xt cassette uses an alloy spider to hold the 4 largest cogs that can not be removed. SO it is always BEST to use CAMPY with CAMPY and SHIMANO with SHIMANO. There are to many compromises. |
PS Campy cassettes only fit Campy compatible hubs( the same with shimano).
|thanks , but i've still got a problem||weedman|
May 18, 2002 6:50 PM
|i like the way the ergo levers shift better than dura ace, i like the splined bottom bracket of the dura ace triple better than the square taper of the campy triple (also, the shimano comes in 180mm, the campy only 175mm--i'm 6'5"), and apparently you can only use a shimano cassette on a king ISO hub (on the chris king website it says "For 9spd: Chris set his 9spd Campagnolo record bike up using 9spd Shimano Dura-Ace cogs and chain and it's been working flawlessly. There are also campy spaced spacers available to retrofit Shimano 9spd cogs." should i just go all shimano? would the campy ergo levers work with that? or should i go all campy with a shimano cassette? do i have to use a road cassette, or will a mtb casette work? i'm looking for a bike that will keep up on the road and also climb in the dirt.|
|thanks , but i've still got a problem||atpjunkie|
May 20, 2002 1:35 PM
|my suggestion is pitch the ergo's and buy some Levers (D/A or Ultegra) and some bar end shifters. Shop online and get some deals. All STI's have problems in the grit. Stay Shimano because it suits you and go bar ends|
|thanks , but i've still got a problem||BAM|
May 23, 2002 6:49 PM
|Go one step further and get down tube shfters hooked up to Kelly take offs to keep your shifters near your brakelevers. Kelly takeoffs can be purchased at cyclocrossworld.com.|
|prob w/ short cage||GlowBoy|
May 30, 2002 12:11 PM
|If you are going to run triple cranks with a 23-tooth difference and an 11-32 cassette, I would strongly recommend against the short-cage (actually "mid" cage) rear derailleur. Most XTRs sold are long-cage, because the short/mid cage takes up less chain and is intended mostly for double-chainring setups.
You can run the short cage, but you'll have to be very careful to avoid big/big and small/small combos. Depending on how long you size your chain, you'll either have (1) only a couple of usable gears with your small chainring, or (2) risk derailleur/dropout damage if you shift into one of the larger cogs while in the big chainring.