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Old 07-13-09, 08:04 PM   #1
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campy triple crankset compatablilty

Have a mid 90's mirage triple crankset on my bike, and I think I need a new 42 tooth middle ring. I have a new +/- 2004 9 speed veloce triple sitting in a box. Can I replace the 8 speed crank with the 9 or will that create problems ? Can I take the rings off the new 9 and put them on the 8 speed crank ? Anyone done this ? - thanks
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I think it will work either way, don't know which would be better.
The nice part is you can try it without breaking the chain.

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I would consider replacing the entire crank. That way you would gain the benefits of any ramping/pinning improvements and you would have a crank that had all the rings matching.
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I would consider replacing the entire crank. That way you would gain the benefits of any ramping/pinning improvements and you would have a crank that had all the rings matching.
+1 on this. Just be sure the current bottom bracket is compatible with the new crank.
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Thanks to all, I will go with replacing entire crank. Wasn't sure if there woud be a difference in the chain ring spacing, and if so if it the front derailleur would shift properly. At the end of the day I was probablly over thinking it. It's a simple enough thing to try, so I'll just give it a go this weekend and see what happens.
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