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Old 04-08-09, 03:25 PM
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Compact crankset poll

Do you use a "compact optimized" FD w/ your compact crankset?
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You don't need one. I'm running Veloce CT cranks on two classic bikes with classic FDs and they work just dandy. My wife's newish bike is running an 09 Centaur CT crank with a regular double FD.
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Originally Posted by sced View Post
You don't need one. I'm running Veloce CT cranks on two classic bikes with classic FDs and they work just dandy. My wife's newish bike is running an 09 Centaur CT crank with a regular double FD.
That's what I'm thinking. I run regular FDs w/ CCs on 3 bikes without any problems, but as with bibs, Sidis and Thomson seat posts, I'm afraid I may not know what I'm missing...

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For Campy users, there is no such thing anymore. Starting last year, the only double FDs are both standard and compact compatible. I've got a 2008 and two 2009 models both shift a compact just fine and they are easy to adjust. My frames don't even have cable tension adjusters for either shift cable.
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Some older FDs couldn't handle the 16T jump but I think most these days are designed to handle it. Other than that, there is no difference between a compact and a standard except the vertical position of the FD.
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yes use the sram shim on my cervelo, so that red fd works with compact
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D/A 7800 Shimano R600 Crankset (IIRC, whatever the "Ultregra level" compact was before Ultegra) and shifts fine.
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here is a pic of shimDSC00464.jpg..............its free
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