Campy Crankset with Shimano Drive Train?
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    Campy Crankset with Shimano Drive Train?

    Yes, I know it's sacrilege ... I'm just trying to make use of parts I have.

    I'm looking to combine a Campy UT crankset with a new Shimano DI2 Ultegra drive train. I actually have two Campy cranksets that I could use, a SR11 53/39 or a Record 10 53/39.

    Any reason why using one of the Campy cranksets wouldn't work well?

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    because it's wrong

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    Don't know what this has to do with Honda / Toyota - after all, these are only bike parts.

    I would think either Campy crank will work fine.

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    Don't do it.

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    It works fine...I've done the opposite, too -- a nice pair of Dura Ace cranks in my parts bins coupled with a full Campagnolo drivetrain. Sure, it makes the "style police" get up in your business, but who cares?
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    I see no reason why this won't work. The Campy 11-speed chain is narrower than the Shimano 10-speed, so you might want to go with the 10-speed Campy. A 10-speed chain would definitely fit on a narrower 11-speed ring, but there might be some extra room for movement and noise. I guess there's one way to find out ...

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    it may work but...

    Quote Originally Posted by Hillen View Post
    Yes, I know it's sacrilege ... I'm just trying to make use of parts I have.

    I'm looking to combine a Campy UT crankset with a new Shimano DI2 Ultegra drive train. I actually have two Campy cranksets that I could use, a SR11 53/39 or a Record 10 53/39.

    Any reason why using one of the Campy cranksets wouldn't work well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillen View Post
    Yes, I know it's sacrilege ... I'm just trying to make use of parts I have.

    I'm looking to combine a Campy UT crankset with a new Shimano DI2 Ultegra drive train. I actually have two Campy cranksets that I could use, a SR11 53/39 or a Record 10 53/39.

    Any reason why using one of the Campy cranksets wouldn't work well?
    There is no reason it shouldn't work. Best way to know it is to try it. It's a 15minutes job. If the shifting is perfect, keep it.

    Once you have installed either one, send me the other one for the great advice I gave you. I'm in need of crankset since I migrated one from my road bike to my cx bike.

    I like mixing parts. It makes people talk in the group rides.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillen View Post
    Yes, I know it's sacrilege ... I'm just trying to make use of parts I have.

    I'm looking to combine a Campy UT crankset with a new Shimano DI2 Ultegra drive train. I actually have two Campy cranksets that I could use, a SR11 53/39 or a Record 10 53/39.

    Any reason why using one of the Campy cranksets wouldn't work well?
    I don't have Shimano, but if I recall correctly, Shimano double FD has more travel than a Campagnolo double FD. It could be that the distance between Shimano (double) chainrings - the spacing - is greater than that for Campagnolo.

    That said, if it were true, then the Di2 system will have to be adjusted for the Campagnolo chainring spacing.

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    It works fine and it will work fine with 11 speed, too.

    I have a SRAM bike, long story why I have that bike, and I put my record 11 speed crank on it - I did it only because I ride 177.5mm and thus put on my campy - works fine and saves the bike a LOT from the ugly SRAM crap.

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    Admittedly only guessing here, but based on what I see and know, it should work fine. I'd guess you'd have a bit less trouble with an 11s chain on the 11s set, but other than that, should be pretty seamless.
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    I rode a few weeks with a campy chorus cranck on my dura ace; it fitted perfectly.. The campagnolo crancks are very simular to the fulcrum ones..

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    I have seen it done with a Record 10 speed with a ultrgra/dura ace build. he wanted to get campy, but can swing a few grand all at once, so he parted it out.

    I say there is nothing wrong with it
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