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Chainsets compatible with Campag UT BB...

rokkalarokkala Posts: 649
edited July 2010 in Workshop
As above, are there any chainsets(apart from campag) that are compatible with the Ultra-Torque BB?

Don't really want another Campag chainset but don't want to have to get another BB if possible.


  • redddraggonredddraggon Posts: 10,862

    Fulcrum chainsets work but they are the same thing rebranded.

    The Cups contain no bearings anyway, You might as well change to a totally different system.
    I like bikes...

  • rokkalarokkala Posts: 649

    Think i will then. Any advice on a decent chainset that you can order as 50/36, rather than having to buy a separate chainring too? Don't really want to be spending much more than £200.
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 9,686
    Out of interest; why don't you want a Campag chainset?

    Bikes: Donhou DSS4 Custom | Condor Italia RC | Gios Megalite | Dolan Preffisio | Giant Bowery '76
  • rokkalarokkala Posts: 649
    Because of their wideness when it comes to the BCD on chainrings. Had actually bought a Campag Centaur 36t 110BCD chainring to replace the 34t i have. And it doesn't actually fit because of the 2mm offset on the bolt at the crank which i've subsequently found out about.

    When did that happen, for what good reason? None.
  • Smokin JoeSmokin Joe Posts: 2,706
    You need a TA Nerius chainring to fit Campag Ultra Torque chainsets, TA Zephyr for square taper BBs.

    I had the same problem when i bought the Nerius for my Centaur square taper, but my LBS changed it for me. A simple solution without needing to splash out on a new chainset.
  • rokkalarokkala Posts: 649
    This was an actual campagnolo chainring, not an aftermarket one, hence my confusion when it didn't appear to fit.

    Would now need to rethread the section at the crank as it got buggered when i was trying to get the bolt in. So might as well just buy anew.

    Was looking for an excuse to get shorter cranks anyway.
  • WappygixerWappygixer Posts: 1,396
    IIRC Campag carbon and Campag alloy cranks use different PCD rings.
    Some use a conventional 110 and the carbon cranks tend to use the 2mm offset.It is a little strange I'll admit.
  • WappygixerWappygixer Posts: 1,396
    You could also just elongate the 5th hole by 2mm
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