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campag crankset, shimano sti?

moorjohnmoorjohn Posts: 89
edited July 2010 in Workshop
I was thinking of putting a campag crank on my new bike ( :D ), because shimano cranks are


Will it work?

(What I'm asking is, are the chainwheels the same distance apart for campag and Shimano -> the shimano indexing on the sti will still work.)

(I'm thinking of a 130/74 road triple. So that's the competition triple with the square-taper bb.)

(but it does look *SO* much better than shimano)

thanks for any help folks




  • Weejie54Weejie54 Posts: 750
    The spacing is not quite the same but I know people who have used Campy cranksets with Shimano mechs/shifters. Some discussion here: ... 86&start=0

    Not a definite answer either.

    BTW, Campy uses 135mm BCD with 74mm for the granny.
  • mrushtonmrushton Posts: 5,182
    works fine. My partner has a Record triple (50-40-30) 10 speed and all the rest is Ultegra 6600.
  • moorjohnmoorjohn Posts: 89
    Thanks for the responses folks.

    Weejie - yes of course 135. suprised that the min middle chain wheel size is 39 for both Campy + Shimano. But there it is.

    Mrushton - the ctc forum is certainly not unanimous. But nothing beats personal recommendation. Thanks.

    I'm gonna give it a go.

    Pictures to follow...
  • Smokin JoeSmokin Joe Posts: 2,706
    Chainsets are independant of groupsets, anything will work. If they didn't Stronglight and TA would have gone out of business years ago.
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