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raceface 8spd + campy 10(8 posts)

raceface 8spd + campy 10buffalosorrow
Nov 1, 2002 7:44 AM
Ok, I have a raceface 8spd mtb crankset and I am looking into a drive train upgrade to campy 10 (currently campy 8).

Question: will my chain line be terribly off?
will this possibly create a chain throw complex?
Campy 10 and crosseurochien
Nov 1, 2002 1:47 PM
Don't know about the chain throwing issue with this particular setup. Campy 10 seems fussy enough that I wouldn't mix n' match components, esp. considering the cost (spend a lot of money, get so-so performance). I'd either upgrade the whole group or nothing. 10 speed for cyclo cross doesn't sound that great: narrow spacing between cogs (mud catchers), narrow chain (breaks easily). I think 9 sp is a better option. I've been using the same 1998 Campy Chorus 9 sp drivetrain for many seasons and I have zero complaints. This stuff is solid.
Campy 10 and crossatpjunkie
Nov 1, 2002 3:38 PM
agree. stick to 9 and get some 9 sp rings for the cranks and you should be perfect
Campy 10 and crossbuffalosorrow
Nov 1, 2002 5:52 PM
I am confused, I re- read my post and I am unsure where the 9 speed came from. Not that it matters much, the consensus is stick with the campy 8 and raceface 8, less chance of chain throw, cassette clog, and chain breakage.
Campy 10 and crosseurochien
Nov 4, 2002 7:44 AM
The 9 speed suggestion comes from the fact that if you were to upgrade from to 8 to anything for a cyclo-cross application, you might be better off upgrading to 9 sp instead of 10.
good luck
exactlyatpjunkie
Nov 4, 2002 2:08 PM
if you are going to upgrade go nine. seriously just fix up the eight.
Eight is great when mud is like chocolate cake
campy 8buffalosorrow
Nov 4, 2002 2:32 PM
Yeah this is what I was thinking, but I am always looking for upgrade. Honestly I dont see any reason. The levers have low miles and are rebuildable (according to campyonly, rebuildable to 9/10 with ease) I have an 8 moskva (rim weighs 435g, very surprised) rear wheel and a 9 moskva rear. The only factor is the rear mech, a used chorus 8 on ebay just went for $110 (ouch) and daytona/ centaur 9's are getting hard to find. A new chorus 9 is a safe bet at $120.
I think I will work with the 8 and do what I have in the past, just run a 9 rear derail, works fine.
re: raceface 8spd + campy 10scorpionking
Nov 2, 2002 6:33 AM
Campy 10 speed chainline is very, very finicky with 102mm BB spindle built specifically for campy 10 crankset. If you used something like a phil wood adjustable cups BB then the chainline would be no problem because you would simply adjust the driveside cup until your chainline was centered with the 10 speed cassette.

However, I agree with the others, the Campy 10 sp cassette I'm guessing is a mud magnet and it's much better suited for road use. I love running campy 10 on the road, but for cross with lots of stuff getting kicked up into the rear derailleur area I would not even consider using it.