Originally Posted by nayr497
I've tried to dig up an answer to my question/solution to my problem, but haven't found one. I have read Lennard Zinn's article on this, but not sure about my particular situation. And it looks as if 11-s works okay due to the spacing, but I'm on 10s.
I'm trying to use a 10s Campagnolo cassette/wheel with a SRAM drivetrain. (backup, modest wheelset, don't feel like paying what it would cost for the Shimano/SRAM freehub body for this wheel. Too much for an older/backup wheelset).
chain: Shimano 10s
RD: SRAM Force 10s medium cage
Shifters: 2012 SRAM Red
I can just put the wheel on and ride it around, of course. Thought I'd see if anyone knows or has tried this. All parts are in good working order.
Any ideas? Thanks!
Make sure the rear hanger is tight to the frame then get the rear gear hanger checked and ensure it is straight and if it has been straightened before, make sure that there is no sign of anything that even hints of cracking. Don't assume a new hanger will be straight, often they are not and in any case, even if it is a good quality CNC'd hanger which are straight "out of the box", the bed it sits on in the frame may not be ...
Make sure the RD is set up correctly in terms of high and low limit screw settings. These may not be the same as for a Shimano cassette rear wheel, for instance - set the high adjuster without the RD cable attached so that you know the only thing limiting the RD movement is the limit screw, not any cable tension.
Set the gear up as if you were setting up Shimano.
Go back to sprocket 5 in the middle of the cassette and tweak that RD position using cable tension so that the top jockey is perfectly vertically aligned under the sprocket.
Check the shift up and down.
This will average out the slight differences in sprocket spacing between Campagnolo's system and Shimano's. It'll never be perfect (you need an all-Shimano or all-Campagnolo, or even an all-SRAM system for that) but it will be serviceable.
Campagnolo main SC, UK.