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    Swapping clamp on a Campy f/d

    I have a 35mm Campy f/d and I need a 32mm, can I just swap the clamp?

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    Apparently so. Campy fd's allow switching clamp sizes and allow you to convert a clamp-on to a braze-on and the reverse.

    Now, finding the replacement parts is another question and their cost may make buying an entire new derailleur a better option. Branford bike has an exploded view on their web site but doesn't seem to offer the required parts either: http://branfordbike.com/itemdetails.cfm?id=870

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    What's possible and practical are not always the same. Campy spare parts are so expensive, that swapping clamps is not practical or cost effective.

    The smartest choice is a braze-on FD with a clamp-on adapter. I consider the adapter to be part of the frame, so it will always accept a braze-on FD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveSSS View Post
    What's possible and practical are not always the same. Campy spare parts are so expensive, that swapping clamps is not practical or cost effective.
    I wish this quote could be attached to every thread and discussion where some Campy-phile defends his choice of components by saying; "But, you can get repair parts for Campy and keep them going forever".

    About the only Campy components that are really serviceable in a practical sense these days are Ergo brifters and even they can be marginal for cost compared to replacement.

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    I had a clamp on Record FD that I switched to braze on. I just bought a cheaper used derailler from ebay and switched the parts. Cost was about $20.
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