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Old 03-31-06, 11:14 PM   #1
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campy crank with shimano drive train

All right, I have the chance at a real cheap campy 10 speed crank and my shimano drive train desperately needs a different crank(my current crank is an old shimano). I just need this crank to hold out until $400 for a Dura-Ace crank is in the budget. Should I do it??
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how cheap? because whatever the price is, i know you can get something for cheaper (ie nashbar)
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I'm guessing there's a reason why he wants to spend $400 on a crank vs a $20 regular crank which does the same thing.
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If you desperately need a diff crank, and can get a nice Campy one for cheap, then go for it if you want to. It'll work. Campy cranks are designed for the same dimension of chains as Shimano cranks. So you'll be fine. I believe the chainrings are the same width apart, too, so your front indexing will be okay.
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Thanks for the replies, I was pretty sure I had seen people intermingling their cranks but thought I'd double check. The crank is a new Veloce 10 speed, and it cost me $60+8 for shipping (wheelandsprocket.com). So it is a little more than the Nashbar, but I'd rather have a Campy crank on my hands when I upgrade than a nashbar.

I'm going to be so glad to rid myself of the ancient Shimano crank which I am currently using, if it were a person I bet it could damn near legally drive an automobile.
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You might want to check out www.probikekit.com very good prices.
The DA crank double is only $300 usd.
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The Veloce crankset is great. Its basically the same as the Centaur, except the rings are stamped alloy instead of machined.

I first bought a Centaur 10-speed crank for my Litage. It was the first Campy product I'd purchased and I was stunned by both its looks and its smooth shifting (I also bought a Campy ACH 111 Bottom bracket -super smooth).

I was so impressed that I bought another ACH BB and a Veloce double crankset for my vintage Fuji Sagres to replace the old Sugino/Tange crank/BB set. I was surprised at the improvement. I'd had trouble centering the FD with the Sugino crank because the chainring was ever-so-slightly warped. The Veloce is perfectly true and that Campy BB is smoother than anything I've seen.
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Thanks for the replies, I was pretty sure I had seen people intermingling their cranks but thought I'd double check. The crank is a new Veloce 10 speed, and it cost me $60+8 for shipping (wheelandsprocket.com). So it is a little more than the Nashbar, but I'd rather have a Campy crank on my hands when I upgrade than a nashbar.

I'm going to be so glad to rid myself of the ancient Shimano crank which I am currently using, if it were a person I bet it could damn near legally drive an automobile.
Triguy you need a new BB also. Shimano square doesn't fit a Campy crank. You can force it on but the chain line will be wrong and you will have ruined the crank in the process. Veloce cranks are now $35 new on ebay plus $10 shipping, check it out. My advice is to buy a crank compatible with your present BB so there is one less expense. The Nashbar idea many posters have said is going to be the most cost effective solution yet. Why don't you try an FSA? Much cheaper than the Dura Ace and a very nice crank. Good luck whatever you choose.

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The Veloce crankset is great. Its basically the same as the Centaur, except the rings are stamped alloy instead of machined.

I first bought a Centaur 10-speed crank for my Litage. It was the first Campy product I'd purchased and I was stunned by both its looks and its smooth shifting (I also bought a Campy ACH 111 Bottom bracket -super smooth).

I was so impressed that I bought another ACH BB and a Veloce double crankset for my vintage Fuji Sagres to replace the old Sugino/Tange crank/BB set. I was surprised at the improvement. I'd had trouble centering the FD with the Sugino crank because the chainring was ever-so-slightly warped. The Veloce is perfectly true and that Campy BB is smoother than anything I've seen.

My Daytona 10 shifts as good a my old Chorus 8 speed, which is saying a lot. The fit & finish on Campy's low level groups is as good a Shimano's upper groups. Daytona/Centaur is a Campy best buy. Contrary to popular belief, Centaur isn't rebadged Veloce. Centaur is closer to Chorus than Veloce.

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Thanks for the replies, I was pretty sure I had seen people intermingling their cranks but thought I'd double check. The crank is a new Veloce 10 speed, and it cost me $60+8 for shipping (wheelandsprocket.com). So it is a little more than the Nashbar, but I'd rather have a Campy crank on my hands when I upgrade than a nashbar.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but wheelandsprocket have them for 39.99 now.

I just bought another one (auction 7230243326) AND a new Campy BB from them for 72.99 including the shipping.

Its a great deal on excellent components
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