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Anyone know what the Campagnolo "Racing-T" components are?(5 posts)

Anyone know what the Campagnolo "Racing-T" components are?cw05
Mar 15, 2003 4:24 PM
Where do these components fit in the Campy road line? I am looking for a triple for my touring bike and the prices on these components seem very reasonable. Also, anyone know if they are 10 or 9 speed?
9 speed tripleLeroy
Mar 15, 2003 5:42 PM
I think they're kind of between chorus and centaur in quality. Basically just a triple crankset, front and rear derailleurs and a centaur bottom bracket [111mm or 115mm depending on whether your seat tube is oversized or not]. The derailleurs look cool. So you'll need shifters and brakes from another group. I've got chorus shifters and brakes on mine with a phil wood bottom bracket. I like the way it works - flawless. It's a good set up; I recommend them.
if they're 9sp., will they work with a Shimano cassette?cw05
Mar 15, 2003 7:32 PM
Here's my understanding re: both questionsDad Man Walking
Mar 15, 2003 7:56 PM
I have a Racing T group on my circa 2000 bike. It is a 9-spd triple setup (that is what the "T" stood for). It was mostly Campy Record stuff (hubs, cassette, brake levers, etc.) with a long-cage rear derailleur and a front derailleur with similarly greater throw and range. The rear derailleur is all metal, without carbon fiber pieces like the Record 10 had then. But the brake levers are pure Record (Carbon Fiber), and the cassette had is a Ti/stell mix (Chorus was all Steel). I don't think this group was positioned below Chorus, as Leroy suggested...it was Record for someone who wanted a triple, but still wanted the best that Campy could put on a bike.

Leroy was dead on when he said it works great. If you are seeing new stuff at good prices, maybe it is because they have replaced it with Record Triple/10. If you can get a complete group, you won't want to replace anything.

I don't know much about Campy/Shimano compatibility, but I seriously doubt whether the two systems are interoperable. It's not just a "9-speed vs. 10-speed" thing.
..adding, Record triple needed for 10 speed systems fwiw nmSpunout
Mar 16, 2003 4:13 AM