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New dura crank with Campy group?(6 posts)

New dura crank with Campy group?bigcat
Dec 16, 2003 9:20 AM
How much of a no no would it be to the fashion police to use the new Dura Ace crank with a Campy drive train. I need a super stiff and strong crank as I'm a huge rider and the campy crank was way to flexy. I also tried a FSA Gossamar and it was to short as they only carried 172.5 mm in lenght in Canada. I am thinking of going to Ultegra with the new DA10 cranks with 9sp rings or keep using my Campy Veleco/Centur mix and use the new cranks with 9sp rings. My iunseam is 35 1/2 " so i figure I would needat least 175 or 177.5mm. Thanks in Advance for the help.
How about a Middleburn?PmbH
Dec 16, 2003 10:03 AM
I would actually go with a Middleburn RS8 mountain bike crankset. A 175mm RS8 crankset with a two-chainring spider, 38 and 52 tooth chainrings, and ISIS drive interface weighs in at 600 grams. Not bad for the strength and stiffness of a mountain bike crankset...
Dura ace would be fine with velocespookyload
Dec 16, 2003 10:04 AM
In fact it would be overkill compared to what you are looking for. I would match 105 with veloce personally. If you are going to drop some money on the new Dura Ace 10sp cranks, look at the FSA team carbon. I replaced the 9sp DA cranks with these, and they were much stiffer than the DA.
Dec 16, 2003 11:11 AM
I tried this and it doesn't work. It isn't technically sound. Although the combination of these two grouppos (2004 DA 10/2004 Record Carbon 10) in the way you mention would make the best gruoppo on the market as far as 10-speed, strength/power transfer vs weight is concerned IMHO. The new DA crank is just silly phat. Maybe something for the aftermarket to consider.
Dec 16, 2003 1:23 PM
You used a 2004 DA crank with a Campy 10 drivetrain and found "it doesn't work". What specifically was the problem? Poor shifting? Did the chain drop off the little ring?

What chain did you use? It would make sense to try the Shimano chain before giving up, if you used the Campy chain first.
sure it's the crank???C-40
Dec 16, 2003 1:29 PM
I've never known how big folks can discern the difference between movement that comes from the frame flexing and flex at the bottom bracket. Either can cause the big ring to rub the derailleur cage. You may be disappointed if you spend big bucks on the new DA crank and still have the same problem.

The FSA Energy crank is a not too expensive ($150) alternative, combined with a steel spindle ISIS BB, it should be as stiff as anyone needs.