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Old 08-27-07, 04:35 PM   #1
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campy 8 speed ergo compatibility with 10 speed derailers

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This was probably posted someplace but I couldn't find it. I'm in the process of piecing together parts for an early 90s Basso Gap frame and was wondering if the Campy 10 speed derailers could be used with Campy 8 speed ergos? Anybody with any experience on this. I assume I'll need to use a 9/10 speed chain? Also can I use a 10 speed Campy crank instead of an 8 speed one? Sorry for so many questions but the compatibility stuff listed on Campy's web site was no help.

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Hi all,

This was probably posted someplace but I couldn't find it. I'm in the process of piecing together parts for an early 90s Basso Gap frame and was wondering if the Campy 10 speed derailers could be used with Campy 8 speed ergos? Anybody with any experience on this. I assume I'll need to use a 9/10 speed chain? Also can I use a 10 speed Campy crank instead of an 8 speed one? Sorry for so many questions but the compatibility stuff listed on Campy's web site was no help.

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http://www.branfordbike.com/contents.html Check out this website. They have a thorough discussion of compatability of pre and post 2001 derailluers. Are you leaving the Ergos 8 speed or rebuilding them for 9 spd? You need to make a table of the parts 8, 9, or 10 speed and assess the differences. There is no 9/10 speed chain. If you go 10 speed parts you will need 10 spd shifters. Otherwise you will need to make an assessment of each part based on 8, 9, 0r 10 spd requirements.
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I really want to keep them 8 speed otherwise I'll have to buy a new wheelset. Besides, I don't really have a need for more than 8 on the rear since all my other stuff is currently 7 speed or less. Thanks for the link.
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I really want to keep them 8 speed otherwise I'll have to buy a new wheelset. Besides, I don't really have a need for more than 8 on the rear since all my other stuff is currently 7 speed or less. Thanks for the link.
I know how that is. I have an 8 spd C-Record group and love the bike as is. I also have two 9 and 10 speed equiped bikes. When I went from 5 spd to 8 spd I found this a great change...that was more than enough. I know that the front DR won't make any difference but the rear DR will require some experimenting. You may just need to find a RD pre 2001 which is when they made some changed to the parallelogram movement for the 10spd shifting.
The only real advice I can give you is to have your hubs rebuilt yearly or at least cleaned and regreased. They will last forever if you tune them right.
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Hi all,

This was probably posted someplace but I couldn't find it. I'm in the process of piecing together parts for an early 90s Basso Gap frame and was wondering if the Campy 10 speed derailers could be used with Campy 8 speed ergos? Anybody with any experience on this. I assume I'll need to use a 9/10 speed chain? Also can I use a 10 speed Campy crank instead of an 8 speed one? Sorry for so many questions but the compatibility stuff listed on Campy's web site was no help.

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Are you going for a restoration? I have an early 90's C-Record Group in excellent condition. I would be willing to keep it together if the offer was right. Send me a PM if you are interested.
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