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    Campy Compatible Cranks

    Help! I am trying to find some Campy Chorus BB compatible cranks that will allow me to run something smaller than a 39 on the inside. I have looked at the FSA Carbon Compact Pro, but I would have to by their Isis BB as well. My Cramerotti is Italian threaded and the 70mm Italian threaded version of their BB is 118mm, I need someting around 102mm. I have searched high and low and just thought I would look to all the vast knowledge in this forum.

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    it doesn't exist. if you run a chorus bb, then you have to run a campy crank, and that means you have a 135 mm bcd, which means nothing smaller than 39t. if you want something smaller than 39t, then you're going to have to get a new crankset and bb. period.
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    I pretty much realized that. I was just looking for something cheaper than the FSA. Replacing the bottom bracket is not an issue. If it has to be it has to be.

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    How much smaller do you want to go? TA does make 135BCD rings, only down to 39 for the inner, but in 48 for the outer for a standard cross setup. Cyclocrossworld.com has them.
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    You could use the Ritchey pro cross crank.. or standard FSA crank and not the carbon one. If you don't mind buying a new BB any cross crank really will do.

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    I probably wasn't to clear in my first post. Right now I have a 39/50 on the front and a 13/26 on the back. For most shorter hills this is fine, even steeper ones. The long 2 mile grades are killing me at the end. I realize that is not the norm for races, but I do use my cross bike to ride the dirt roads and some of the MTB trails. I would like to get down to a 36/50. That is the limit of my front deralliur. Either that or put a med cage Centaur deralliur on the rear and go to 13/28 cassette. Anybody have an opinion on which way to go. I am also confused about the "any cross chainring" thing. I thought the Campy stuff was particular about what chainrings and cassettes were used.
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    try truvativ if you're running 9 speed.
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    Perhaps a dumb question, but can I use Campagnolo chain, rear derailleur, front derailleur and cassette with Shimano crankset and BB?

    If, so: will a Campagnolo 9-speed chain work with Shimano XT blades? Will a Campagnolo 10-speed chain work with Shimano XT blades?

    Thanks in advance,
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    You probably wont save much money over Campy, but Specialities-TA make beautifull cranks in a range of useful BCDs, including a 110mm double, ideal for CX. In addition, you can have them in any length from 50 to 85 ( or some such).
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