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Old 08-10-12, 09:21 AM
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Campagnolo 11speed cranks

I need to replace my campy 10 spd 53/39 chainrings, they are looking pretty worn out and starting to show their age.

The cost of new 11speed crankset looks to be less than just buying new chainrings.

Has anyone used 11 speed cranks with 10 speed chain/group?

(I searched and could not find a definitive answer)
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Centaur is still 10-speed and new Centaur cranks should be readily available, if that isn't too far down Campy's food chain.
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Would help to know which crank you currently have. You are right that new rings would be expensive. There are still plenty of square taper 10 speed cranks floating around at very low prices. And all current cranks for Centaur and below are for 10 speed. The square taper 10 speed cranks became obsolete when Campy introduced Ultra Torque cranks a few years ago. In fact the shop where I work part time has several Chorus square taper 10 speed cranks sitting on a shelf gathering dust.
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Originally Posted by alcjphil View Post
Would help to know which crank you currently have. You are right that new rings would be expensive. There are still plenty of square taper 10 speed cranks floating around at very low prices. And all current cranks for Centaur and below are for 10 speed. The square taper 10 speed cranks became obsolete when Campy introduced Ultra Torque cranks a few years ago. In fact the shop where I work part time has several Chorus square taper 10 speed cranks sitting on a shelf gathering dust.
Mine is Veloce, UltraTorque. I like UT and would prefer to keep it.
Are the square taper Chorus "four" arm (fifth arm of the spider is the crank arm) or five arm? My Veloce is the "four arm" type, so hard to find proper chainrings.
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You can run 10 chain and 11 chainrings, been doing it for years. You can even run 8 speed crankset with 10 speed chain.

The 11 and 10 speed chains differences are less than 1 mm...
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Originally Posted by ultraman6970 View Post
You can run 10 chain and 11 chainrings, been doing it for years. You can even run 8 speed crankset with 10 speed chain.

The 11 and 10 speed chains differences are less than 1 mm...
Thanks!
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Originally Posted by ultraman6970 View Post
You can run 10 chain and 11 chainrings, been doing it for years. You can even run 8 speed crankset with 10 speed chain.

The 11 and 10 speed chains differences are less than 1 mm...

Are you insane don't you know that is how spontaneous black holes open up and swallow kittens!?
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