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    Friction shifting a 10 speed cassette?

    I am putting together a winter/rain bike that will eventually become a "retro-rod" so I have a mix of parts for it already.

    I want to use my Campagnolo Scirocco wheels which have a 10 cog cassette but I don't want to buy "brifters" at this time. I have a set of Campagnolo retro-friction shifters and I want to use them with a Nuovo or Super Record rear derailleur and a 10 speed chain. I think that I will need to change the derailleur pulleys but I am pretty sure that the derailleur can handle the cassette width.

    Thoughts?

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    Hello depending on the range of the freewheel it should work. I would look for a pair of 'retrofriction' style shifters from simplex or Campy. works much better than reg friction and the barrel where the cable 'wraps' is slightly bigger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
    Hello depending on the range of the freewheel it should work. I would look for a pair of 'retrofriction' style shifters from simplex or Campy. works much better than reg friction and the barrel where the cable 'wraps' is slightly bigger.
    Yes, I have Campagnolo ones with "doppler" retro-friction.

    Funny that you responded first, the bike is a 1980 Bianchi Super Leggera.

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    I've thought about doing this myself with a 9 speed cassette and chain, but wondered if I'd also need a 9 speed crankset to handle the chain up front?
    Will a 9 or 10 speed chain fit over the teeth on a vintage crank? Or would there be the potential to have the chain fall between chain rings when shifting?
    If it will work I'm building an 18 speed beater with friction barcons.

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    when you have more gears, you have more opportunities to be "in gear". ie, you can't be in between gears very much or you'll be in your next gear...meaning friction shifting works great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMC SanDiego View Post
    I've thought about doing this myself with a 9 speed cassette and chain, but wondered if I'd also need a 9 speed crankset to handle the chain up front?
    Will a 9 or 10 speed chain fit over the teeth on a vintage crank? Or would there be the potential to have the chain fall between chain rings when shifting?
    If it will work I'm building an 18 speed beater with friction barcons.
    i dont know about 10 speed, but 9 works just fine.

    i'm running a shimano xt 770 9-speed cassette and a sugino AT (old) crank.

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    I'm not sure a Nuovo Record RD will run the range, wouldn't on mine.

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