New Build Using Centaur 11 Spd
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  1. #1
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2005

    New Build Using Centaur 11 Spd


    Scored myself a nice steel frameset (yeah, its pre-owned, but its still plenty nice) and am thinking the new Campy Centaur 11 speed looks like the ticket, reviews are good. I've built up bikes before so can handle that, also have old Centaur 10 spd on another setup and it has been flawless. A couple of questions for the ultra torque newbie.

    - English threaded BB, measures 68.2 or so wide, not sure it has been faced, should I have it faced? I could measure it more carefully to see how parallel each face is to verify I think.

    - How is chain line set, no adjustment at BB cups (ultra torque) that I can see. Planning standard 32 spoke wheelset at the moment, though that could change, I guess the rear could be shimmed a bit. Thoughts?

    - Can I use a link with the Campy chain, I'm not impressed with the peen the pin idea, though I see Park has a reasonably priced tool that claims to do the job. I've used the Campy chain in my old Centaur, but also the KMC chain with the link and both work well.

    Thanks for the help on this new project.


  2. #2
    Cathedral City, CA
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Geez, the silence is deafening!?!?

    Chain comments:

    Iíve used a Wipperman chain with their Connex link on 10sp Centaur and an 11sp Chorus chain with the KMC Missinglink on 11sp Chorus with no issues. Wipperman now has an 11sp chain with the Connex link. The KMC Missinglink was a one time use deal, but I donít know if that is still the case.

    In both cases, the links allowed me to easily remove the chain and wrap it separately when I packed the BreakAway into its luggage.
    2016 Ritchey BreakAway (carbon)
    Full Campagnolo drivetrain - Chorus 11sp (50, 34 & 12-29)
    Zonda wheels
    Lezyne Super GPS w/Cateye speed/cadence & HR sensors
    Ritchey fork, stem, headset, bars and seatpost
    Fizik Arione VSX saddle
    Cinelli bar tape

    BeBop Pedals

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