Re: convert friction shift to SISemail@example.com
> Does it make any sense to convert an older bike (1987 Schwinn Paramount
> which presently has Campy Super Record components; it's my main rider)
> to SIS? I realize there has probably been a thread on this before. If
> so, would you please refer me to it? Thanks. Bill Crowell
Sure it makes sense to convert the bike if you want the newer brake
lever shifters such as Ergo. 10 speed Campagnolo uses 130mm rear hub
spacing. Your bike may or may not be spaced for a 130mm rear hub.
Measure and find out. Some believe in officially spreading the rear
triangle to fit the wider hub. Some just put it in and go. You
decide. Parts needed for the shifting conversion are 1. Ergo
shift/brake levers. 2. New rear hub or wheel with Campagnolo hub from
about 1997 to present. 3. 10 speed Campagnolo cassette. 4. 10 speed
chain. Not sure about chainrings. Your crank with wide 7 speed rings
spaced for the wider 7 speed chain may or may not work OK with the much
narrower 10 speed chain.
It makes no sense to go with 9 speed. Campagnolo makes all of its
decent groups with 10 speed now. Veloce, Centaur, Chorus, Record. All
interchangeable parts. Campagnolo has been 10 speed since the year
2000. Even that other company has been 10 speed for a year or so now.
There is no shifting or reliability difference on the road between