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Old 12-31-18, 06:06 PM
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Show us your Campy Triples

This seems like a perfect fit. The C&V crowd loves Campagnolo. A lot of us need or prefer lower gearing. Fortunately, Campagnolo foresaw this and provided. I got a delivery today that I'm excited about.



I'm planning to install this 1995 Racing T mini group on my 1987 Serotta.

Most of my bikes have triples, but I think this will be the seventh one with some variety of Campy triple, and the mid-90's Racing T crank is probably my favorite.

So this seemed like a good theme for a picture thread. Any other Campy triple fans out there? Show us what you've got.
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Here's my Campy Triple. My first triple crankset , ever. For years , I've been stuck , riding flat areas with my fav bike. Bike came with Athena Groupo 42/52 and 13-30. After years searching for Campy triple stuff (affordable), I scored this year. "97ish RD and Veloce FD and crankset. With a 13-32 cassette, I now have a low 24GI. I paid $50 for the RD, $70 for the Crankset (nos) and $25 for the RD. Bring on the hills this Spring. KB
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With custom Merz 31t.

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And a bit more modern, Crater lake setup.


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And for good measure, a custom 30t from Bob Freeman for the NR.


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I had this crank for years but I forget how I came own it. A triple with a Nexus 8 is kind of redundant though.
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Racing T setup on my Gan Lemond.







Sure made short work of this climb up Snowbasin Mt.

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Here's my Campy Triple. My first triple crankset , ever. For years , I've been stuck , riding flat areas with my fav bike. Bike came with Athena Groupo 42/52 and 13-30. After years searching for Campy triple stuff (affordable), I scored this year. "97ish RD and Veloce FD and crankset. With a 13-32 cassette, I now have a low 24GI. I paid $50 for the RD, $70 for the Crankset (nos) and $25 for the RD. Bring on the hills this Spring. KB
The relative affordability is definitely one of the things I love about Campy triples from this period. For my Sequoia I was going with a purely functional build. I just wanted something with a square taper triple of decent quality at a good price. I ended up with this for $80.



That was my second Racing T crank and really cemented my affection for this crank. Earlier this year when I was looking for parts for my Stella restoration I stumbled on NOS Comp Triple crankset and derailleurs (from three different sellers) for about $150 total.



BTW, @kcblair , what do you think of the King Cargo bottle cage? How much does it hold?
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And a bit more modern, Crater lake setup.
Is Crater Lake really that steep? I haven't ridden it. I know I could have used gears like that for Hurricane Ridge though. What is that small ring? 22T? I like it!
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I had this crank for years but I forget how I came own it. A triple with a Nexus 8 is kind of redundant though.
That's a wild setup! Are you really using a Dura Ace RD essentially as a chain tensioner?
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Is Crater Lake really that steep? I haven't ridden it. I know I could have used gears like that for Hurricane Ridge though. What is that small ring? 22T? I like it!
It beats on you. It is nice to have some low gearing.




oh, and back to the topic:


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Originally Posted by Andy_K View Post
The relative affordability is definitely one of the things I love about Campy triples from this period. For my Sequoia I was going with a purely functional build. I just wanted something with a square taper triple of decent quality at a good price. I ended up with this for $80.



That was my second Racing T crank and really cemented my affection for this crank. Earlier this year when I was looking for parts for my Stella restoration I stumbled on NOS Comp Triple crankset and derailleurs (from three different sellers) for about $150 total.



BTW, @kcblair , what do you think of the King Cargo bottle cage? How much does it hold?
I love that King Cargo bottle cage. Wish they would produce more. It frees up space , under my saddle, for additional bottle or seat bag for longer trips. I bought that bike to race, so no eyelets. Tight squeeze, but I have 2x CO2 carts, valve , tire lever , single patch and 1 tube.

One the triple crankset, the seller had 5, 2 sold for $70, shortly after, he was asking $199. FD & RD are used. KB.
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Wow! Great early responses to this thread. @merziac 's NR-era with Rally RD and @wgscott 's 11-speed Athena group provide a nice age range.

From my own stable, (trigger warning for purists) I've got a 1973 Nuovo Record group modified with Red Clover triplizer and Soma Nuovo Retro long cage on my De Rosa:



through the black 11-speed Athena group on my Montello.

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Speaking of Crater Lake, that was one of the first non-local (to Berkeley) rides I did after I got the Bianchi in 1987. (It didn't come with forgiving gearing.)
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Can I sneak this faux triple in? This is one of things I bought “just in case” and it languished for bit before being put to good use. I have to triple check but for some reason I think the triplizer ring is a Specialized.
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Originally Posted by Andy_K View Post
This seems like a perfect fit. The C&V crowd loves Campagnolo. A lot of us need or prefer lower gearing. Fortunately, Campagnolo foresaw this and provided. I got a delivery today that I'm excited about.

I'm planning to install this 1995 Racing T mini group on my 1987 Serotta.

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So this seemed like a good theme for a picture thread. Any other Campy triple fans out there? Show us what you've got.
Andy,
I am thinking about going to a triple too...any idea as to the starting point for the axle would be..115 or? Have you found any differences between racing triples and other triples in the Campagnolo lineup?
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Currently building one. Centaur 10sp.
The crankset is 50/40/30, so I'd say that is a compact triple.
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My Pinarello Record with 9 speed Racing T.

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That's a wild setup! Are you really using a Dura Ace RD essentially as a chain tensioner?
yes that’s about the size of it.
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Campy triple mountain group on my wife's Cinelli 'The Next Machine'.
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Is Crater Lake really that steep? I haven't ridden it. I know I could have used gears like that for Hurricane Ridge though. What is that small ring? 22T? I like it!
It is for me, probably not for regular folks, with the same rear wheel/cassette as on the pink/purple Merz with 27t up front that I still had to walk the last 1/2 mile of the 4mi. hill when I rode it a couple of years ago. I think it's 25t courtesy of @Dfrost .
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This was my first build of the 1959 Capo following the repaint -- 1.5-step-plus-half-step 50-42-39, using long stack bolts on a Campag. Veloce road double 135mm BCD spider. I had wanted -- and tried -- a 53-50-39 half-step-plus-granny first, but, as Sheldon Brown had already cautioned me, many modern spiders are too thick to accommodate half-step gearing. BB is a very un-C&V sealed bearing cartridge from Shimano. When the left crank started to crack across the spindle eye, I replaced the Campags. with my current Nervar Star double, originally 47-38, which is a 10 percent reduction from the classic 52-42. My winter break project is to reassemble cogs from two Regina America freewheels to provide a nice 12-speed 1.5-step: 46-38 / 13-15-17-19-22-25.
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My Veloce Triple uses 115mm BB. KB
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Record triple set up - except rear derailleur that is a Racing T (as I did not want the Record with its black carbon stuff). 10v and works fine with the later version Racing T 9V derailleur.





Campagnolos contribution to the MTB-world (circa 1991). Euclid crankset, Centaur rear derailleur (they reused the Centaur name later) and a Record front derailleur a couple of years younger.


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Here’s my recently acquired triple set up (from essthreetee). Racing T RD with some form a aftermarket set up for the crank. Vague plans to put it on my Ciöcc frame. My also recently acquired VO compact crank to confirm my ongoing decline in hill climbing prowess.



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