another quick question, chain set size

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  1. millerman

    millerman New Member

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    Well im now looking at changing my chain set after all, as i feel this would be better in the long run.

    so my question is; what is the difference between a 9 speed and a 10 speed chain set ?, i am currently useing a 9 speed cassette, do i have to get a 9 speed chain set? or is there no difference ?

    is it the gap between the rings, if so how do i over come this problem?

    Thanks again

    Gary
     
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  2. vspa

    vspa Active Member

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    for a 9 speed cassette you need a 9 speed chain and of the same brand of your cassette, but there are some compatible brands one with the other, the difference is the thickness of the chain i believe,
     
  3. millerman

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    Thanks, i just need to see what will go with a SRAM cassette, i have first refusal of a campagnolo mirage compact 34/50 ultra torque, how do i find what will go with what ??
     
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    daveryanwyoming Well-Known Member

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    Brands are not a problem when it comes to matching cranksets to drivetrains. Speed compatibility as in 8 speed vs. 10 speed can matter to some extent as mentioned above, but there's no issues running a Campy crank on a Shimano or SRAM drivetrain or vice versa. The crankset is the most interchangeable part of the drivetrain.

    -Dave
     
  5. millerman

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    That is fantastic news, thanks very much for all your advice, I just have to make sure i get the right BB for the campagnolo, then ill be off on some grat rides again. /img/vbsmilies/smilies/biggrin.gif/img/vbsmilies/smilies/icon14.gif cheers

    Gary
     
  6. vspa

    vspa Active Member

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    and for your frame (the BB)
     
  7. millerman

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    yes, definitely, thankyou
     
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