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Campy Record Installation(9 posts)

Campy Record Installationmavic1010
Jan 28, 2002 10:01 AM
Alright..I sold off all my shimano stuff and my record grouppo 10 is arriving today. Since I've never installed Campy stuff before any hints, tricks etc?

I've already bought the bb/cassette tool and the crank arm extractor..am I missing any other tools?

Any hints on installing the cranks..etc...
re: Campy Record Installationmackgoo
Jan 28, 2002 10:48 AM
Just follow the directions and torque everything to spec and you'll be OK. One mistake I made, it had been a while since hooking up some Ergo's, I put a casing end on my brake cable going into the Ergo. That was a mistake, and a pain in the neck to get out.
Welcome to the LIGHT.
I did it, and I don't know much of anything. Campy instructionsbill
Jan 28, 2002 10:52 AM
which come in the box with each component, really are pretty good (except, as I learned this past weekend, the instructions with my Nucleon wheelset are a little iffy; for a part that I clearly was supposed to loosen and then tighten to adjust the hub bearings, I was told the opposite, blah, blah, blah, but that's pretty unusual).
You'll need the chain tool or have to bring it to your LBS to put on the chain. People say otherwise, and I'm not REALLY sure what you get for your $60 other than a pair of specialized vice grips, but I wasnt' about to fool around with it.
Have you ever built up a bike before? I never had, and I thought that putting together my Record was all pretty user-friendly. In fact, I'll bet that's one of the things you're paying for (l admittedly have little to compare it to). The stuff fits together easily and faultlessly.
I used a torque wrench, too, which I think was helpful in putting on the BB and crankset. For the BB tool (which is the same as the cassette tool), I remember having to rig up an adaptor for the nut driver. Didn't think that the torque wrench was very useful for many other parts, although it lent a level of confidence that I wasn't messing anything up.
I did it, and I don't know much of anything. Campy instructionsmavic1010
Jan 28, 2002 11:01 AM
Thanks..I've built and torn down my bikes too many times...but of course it was always shimano. I don't have a torque wrench, but I've never overtighten stuff..I think I have a pretty good feel of how tight things should be. Guess I forgot about that chain tool....probably cuz it was $60. Any alternatives to the chain tool...or should i fork over the $60. The only reason I goto an LBS for work is crown race installation and to have my fork cut. I pretty much do everything else myself.
I did it, and I don't know much of anything. Campy instructionsgrandemamou
Jan 28, 2002 1:41 PM
Two chain remedies. Attach with Superlink III or try it without the Permalink. If it were me I would go with Superlink and avoid Permalink altogether. I tried installing chain regularly(no permalink/superlink) without much success. Those Record Der. are a little pricy so I decided not to chance it. Some people swear it works.
I did it, and I don't know much of anything. Campy instructionsmackgoo
Jan 28, 2002 2:38 PM
Get a Fosters link or what ever the other vendors are selling and kiss that perma link good by.
re: Campy Record Installationnellie
Jan 28, 2002 1:02 PM
I am in the same boat. My new record components arrived today and i am going to embark on my first bike assembly.

Any recommendations on where to start? What to avoid? tips? suggestions? warnings?

Thanks for the help!
You know, measure twice, cut once. Translated, read thebill
Jan 28, 2002 3:00 PM
directions. Read them again. Then hold the thing in your hand, look at the way it all fits together, and read the directions again. Take your time. Take some more time.
Now that I've lived with my bike for awhile and have tweaked a few things here and there, I realize that I did a few things on the way that probably weren't 100% perfectly executed. But, it works. Works great, in fact. No magic to any of it. Skill will get you a speedy and precise build. If you go for slow trial and error, and I mean really slow, you won't be speedy, but precise enough will come after several tries.
If it doesn't go together easily, you're doing it wrong.
mostly straightforwardCT1
Jan 28, 2002 9:27 PM
The campy stuff comes with excelent instructions. My only beef with the C10 drivetrain is the perma link. It's a disaster waiting to happen!!! Don't pay someone to put this POS on your bike. Either get the "super link", Connex chain, or better yet just install the chain without any special link. This is NOT rocket science. BTW: the C10 chain is good for 5K+ miles if properly serviced. It's a VERY good chain.

good luck
JohnG