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Old 12-31-20, 08:52 AM
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Spare parts build compatibility question

I need a winter project, but parts are in short supply. Luckily, I realized that I have enough odd/spare parts for a complete build. The "problem" is that I have a Campy Potenza left shifter and a Record 10-speed right shifter. So, it will have to be a 10 speed rear derailleur and chain. The crankset and front derailleur are from an 11 speed group. I'm not worried about running a 10 speed chain on the 11 speed cranks, but will the wider chain be a problem for the 11 speed front derailleur?
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Worst case will be some slight bit more chain rub, or potential for rub. We're only talking about .25mm per side of added width. Andy
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Originally Posted by Oldguyonoldbike View Post
I need a winter project,
My general philosophy is, if I'm buying parts, I will only spend money on stuff that's designed to work together. If I already own parts, I'll bolt up most anything I have on hand and see if I can get it to work to my satisfaction. You already own parts and you want a winter project so time isn't a major factor. You'll either make it work or you'll learn more about the details of what works together and what doesn't.

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