10-speed Veloce crankset with 9-speed groupset?
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    10-speed Veloce crankset with 9-speed groupset?

    I've just purchased a 2000 Bianchi with a full Veloce groupset. (9-speed) I'm thinking about replacing the crankset and rear cassette. If I pickup a 10-speed Veloce crankset on eBay, will it be compatible with the rest of the 9-speed groupset? Also, will I require a 10-speed chain as well? (The new chainrings will have the same tooth count as the old, 53/39) Cassettes aren't too difficult to find so I'll probably just grab another 9-speed cassette. (new old stock) Please advise. Thanks!
    Last edited by BillyK; 03-16-2011 at 03:11 PM.

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    10 spd crankset will be fine.

    Chain choice is up to you. I have not tried this exact thing, but guessing that a 10 speed chain may shift a little better than a 9 speed.
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    I am using a 10 speed Record crankset with 9 speed Chorus/Centaur setup. 9 speed chain of some manufacturer. 9 speed Veloce cassette. It shifts and rides fine.

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    I have a 10-speed Centaur crank/ 9-speed Daytona shifting setup on two bikes, with a 9-speed chain on one and a 10-speed chain on the other. I discern no differences whatsoever.
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    Thanks everyone. It's good to know that a 10-speed crankset is compatible if I decide to go that route. The bike arrives today so I'll be looking over the components to determine if anything needs to be replaced.

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