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chain rings -campy(5 posts)

chain rings -campycapdog
Mar 23, 2003 6:21 AM
i am about to overhaul my drive train-
its a 9-speed campy athena from '1998',can i use any 9 speed campy chain rings,ie;veloce-chorus-record.?or do i need to find athena '98' replacement parts..
the cost of the chian rings is almost the same as a new crankset-whats a good way to go??

Any rings...Andy M-S
Mar 23, 2003 7:49 AM
You can use any 9-speed, and probably any 8- or 10-speed rings, as long as they fit the 135bcd cranks. In fact, a couple of other companies--Stronglight and TA come to mind--make rings that will fit.

But do you really need to replace your rings? Typically, rings don't wear at nearly the rate of cassette cogs, and even when worn, tend to work well.
Any rings...capdog
Mar 23, 2003 9:36 AM
thanx for the info-the cranks/chain rings have over 13,000 miles on em,
and i was told by a friend that when i change out the chain and cassette(which i do at least once a year) that they`d wear out much quicker.the tips of the teeth do show wear and are smaller than normal.i`ve been pricing chain rings and the cost to replace is just a few dollars less than a new crankset.i may go that route.
thanx again-
Any rings...russw19
Mar 23, 2003 1:26 PM
FSA makes rings to fit too. You can actually call them at 877-ride-fsa toll free and ask them for advice. They are good people, and helpful on the phone.
Hold on there!Kerry
Mar 23, 2003 6:22 PM
I don't have specific experience with Daytona, but my 98 Record rings have around 45K on them and definitely don't need replacement. Unless you can pull several links of a new chain away from the ring, you're fine. Wearing out chain rings in 13K miles would require a lot of wet weather riding in gritty conditions combined with poor chain maintenance. How many times have you replaced the chain/cogs?