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Old 10-23-13, 04:56 PM
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Campy crankset with Shimano cassette

Apologies since I'm sure this has been asked before, but I'm wondering how much wrath I risk from the Velominati if I use a Campy crankset with a Shimano cassette. It occurs to me that there's all kinds of mix and match between parts on some of the vintage bikes that I've come across, and that doesn't seem to have resulted in the Velominati cursing previous owners with constant flats or anything. Plus, I'll quite probably be using a SRAM chain in any case just because I like them.

The Campy crankset in question is a road triple Record from a few years ago, and the Shimano cassette will be either a 7 or 8 speed.

Any gotchas? Thanks in advance.
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The cassette doesn't care what brand of crank you use with it.
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Originally Posted by Grand Bois View Post
The cassette doesn't care what brand of crank you use with it.
+100 The only problem may be if you use a 6/7-speed chain and the crank is a 9 or 10-speed. The closer chainring spacing might cause chain rub in the inner chainrings and smaller cogs.
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I use 10 sp campy cranks with 10 sp Shimano one one of my bikes without any problem.
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Any issues would be from chain widths (as mentioned) of front shift lever/der compatibility with the out of spec crank. Andy.
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Originally Posted by Grand Bois View Post
The cassette doesn't care what brand of crank you use with it.
+1

I have a Campy Ultra Torque Compact crank set, SRAM Red RD and FD, SRAM Red Shifters, Shimano chain and cassette. Works just fine.
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Thanks for confirming, guys. I was reasonably sure it didn't matter, but I thought I remembered reading something some time about not mixing chainring and cassette manufacturers due to potential slight differences in tooth spacing or something. But that didn't sound right based on my experience, so I'm glad to have it validated.

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