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Campy Short Cage RD?

Old 08-31-05, 09:53 AM
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Campy Short Cage RD?

Will a Chorus Short cage RD shift a 12-28 cluster? I know the Campy website says anything over 26 should be used with a medium cage. But I was wondering about real world experience. Thanks!
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Old 08-31-05, 10:10 AM
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My Casati came with a short cage (Chorus) and a 13-29 cassette. No problems, but I do not use 26 or 29 with the 50 for cross-chaining reasons (though they do work).
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I actually replaced the medium cage on my Record derailleur with a short cage. Most of the time I run 12-25, but I run 13-29 in the mountains and haven't had a problem. I'd imagine that a big-big combo would rip the cage off, though. I'm just aware of it and usually not spending too much time in the big ring when climbing anyway.

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I have done it with a 12-28 and a Centaur short cage. Seemed to work fine.
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The Campy catalog says that that the short cage will work with a 2x10 and up to a 13-26 cassette. If you want to use a 29, you should use the meduim cage to ensure that chain wrap is correct and that the bottom of the cage does not clip your spokes.
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Originally Posted by Fox Farm
The Campy catalog says that that the short cage will work with a 2x10 and up to a 13-26 cassette. If you want to use a 29, you should use the meduim cage to ensure that chain wrap is correct and that the bottom of the cage does not clip your spokes.

28 is as big as I want to go. I won't be using a campy cassette... but one of the conversion cassette, so I can run my old wheels as spares/bad weather.

Sounds like the short cage will work... but I might get the medium just to be safe.
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