Upgrading Campy 8spd Ergo?
I've acquired a new (to me) road frame and planned on swapping over my '93 Campy 8spd Ergo setup which is in overall very good shape.
My rims have seen better days and still running a freewheel. Figure now may the time to make a change to a cassette and other small changes.
Other thoughts for the changes...
- I'd 'like' to have the rounded hoods. Seems more comfortable than the pointed hoods.
- Add an extra gear for tighter spacing; only one more gear and not a 10 spd but looks like I can use my existing front & rear derailleur and crank (looking to spend as little as possible).
I've come across the following site:
It appears I can keep my 8 speed front & rear derailleur and crank / rings and just change the shifters, cassette, and chain to convert to a 9 speed setup.
Any foreseeable problems? Should this work well?
Should cost ~ $400 dollars for all based upon ebay pricing (including basic/descent wheelset). And, should be able to get ~ half back from selling old shifter / hubs (Phil Wood).
I've searched the forum and just discovered campyonly.com & branfordbike.com along with the above wheelworks link - any other helpful sites?