Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Cullowhee, NC (up in them thar hills)
Bikes: Trek 4300, pimped out.
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Building a semi-retro bike, need compatibility help
I'm about to build up a mid 1990s Ciocc frame.
First off, I will use downtube shifters. I would prefer indexed. Shimano seems to have 9spd DA indexed shifters. Only Campy shifters I find are 8spd indexed or else friction. I'd go 8spd index if I was sure it'd work with what else I've got to deal with - the bike already has an Octalink BB. I thought I'd use a Ritchey crank. Will this work with an 8spd Campy system?
What about 3rd party chains like Sram?
What about wheelsets? What's compatible? Does 8spd Campy use the same hubs as 9 and 10spd Campy?
Since it is an old Italian bike, I thought I'd try to use at least mostly Italian components, but if it's a big pain in the buttocks, I'll just throw some Ultegra/DA stuff on it in addition to the Ritchey cranks.