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.
Campy made 9 speed downtube shifters,and the barend shifters will work with downtube.10 speed barend can also be converted to 9 I believe.The Ritchey crank does not care what speed you use. Sram chains work well. Campy 8 speed cassette spline pattern is not the same as 9/10 speed.
Originally Posted by RidgeRunner
Were those Campy 9spd DT shifters indexed, or just friction? I have yet to find any indexed ones either by froogling, googling, or ebaying. The bar end shifters have those big ugly plastic handles.
Thanks for the info.
Yeah, if they are 9 speed,they are obviously index.