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Chainset compatibility

wilhaywilhay Posts: 12
edited October 2012 in Workshop
Just a quick one.

I am transplanting kit to a new frame and I would like to replace my 9 Campag speed drive train with shiney 10 speed 105.( new wheels are Shimano) The thing is that i would like to keep my rather natty carbon Chorus compact chainset ( 102 mm Bottom bracket)
does anyone know if the front shifting will work ok ?



  • Monty DogMonty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Chainsets are almost universal because the chainline dimension is standard for all road bikes. You'll be fine with your 9 speed chainrings too unless they are pretty worn.
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • majormantramajormantra Posts: 2,094
    ^^is the correct answer. Within reason, most chainsets will work fine with most groupsets.
  • wilhaywilhay Posts: 12
    Thanks for your answers..seems worthwhile giving it a go..
  • smidsysmidsy Posts: 5,273
    10 speed chain is narrower than 9 speed so you may find it needs carefull set up / use of the front mech.
    Yellow is the new Black.
  • andy_wrxandy_wrx Posts: 3,396
    Not really : if anything, the reverse could apply, a (marginally...) wider chain than the mech is designed for, but this will be fine, in fact will rub less !
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