Campy cassette, how to add big cog

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  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Hey all,

    Knowing little about Campy...

    What's the deal with adding a, say, 27, 28, or 29 cog to a 2002 or 2003 10 speed double Centaur
    equipped bike? Current largest cog looks like 23 or 25 to me.

    I did some Deja searches and came up with some info, but I'm hoping to cut to the chase here and
    bring me up to speed. Is the process the same as Shimano? ie, the smallest cog is special, in the
    case of Campy it's the lockring too? Otherwise just throw a cog on there, but keep in mind the
    capability of the rear der?

    Which begs another question. What is the largest cog a double Centaur rear der can handle? It
    appears from Deja posts the 2003 Centaur model is different from the 2002. If so, how can I tell the
    difference and find the rating for each?

    I checked Sheldon's site first of course, hoping to find an equivalent Campy section to match his
    amazing Shimano section, but no apparently. His site does, however, say this: "Individual Campagnolo
    sprockets are not readily available." http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/k7.html#9cassettes Is that
    still the case?

    Thanks, Doug
     
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  2. Kenny Lee

    Kenny Lee Guest

    Doug wrote:
    > Hey all,
    >
    > Knowing little about Campy...
    >
    > What's the deal with adding a, say, 27, 28, or 29 cog to a 2002 or 2003 10 speed double Centaur
    > equipped bike? Current largest cog looks like 23 or 25 to me.
    >
    > I did some Deja searches and came up with some info, but I'm hoping to cut to the chase here and
    > bring me up to speed. Is the process the same as Shimano? ie, the smallest cog is special, in the
    > case of Campy it's the lockring too? Otherwise just throw a cog on there, but keep in mind the
    > capability of the rear der?
    >
    > Which begs another question. What is the largest cog a double Centaur rear der can handle? It
    > appears from Deja posts the 2003 Centaur model is different from the 2002. If so, how can I tell
    > the difference and find the rating for each?
    >
    > I checked Sheldon's site first of course, hoping to find an equivalent Campy section to match his
    > amazing Shimano section, but no apparently. His site does, however, say this: "Individual
    > Campagnolo sprockets are not readily available."
    > http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/k7.html#9cassettes Is that still the case?
    >
    > Thanks, Doug
    Follow this link:

    http://www.branfordbike.com/cassette/cog5.html

    Kenny Lee
     
  3. Paul Kopit

    Paul Kopit Guest

    If you have a 12/25 x 10 sp you can add a 9sp 28t cog and a spacer. For the 10 sp Centaur cassette
    12/25 pull the 16. On the Chorus and Record cassette, you need to pull the 15. You can also use a
    13t end cog from a 9sp cassette and make a 13/28. You can use your current rear derailleur. The 28t
    'problem' cog is available from any shop from Quality Bicycle Supply. I have one I didn't use opting
    to buy a 13x28 when I was 9sp and 13/29 with 10 sp. $23 shipped.

    >What's the deal with adding a, say, 27, 28, or 29 cog to a 2002 or 2003 10 speed double Centaur
    >equipped bike? Current largest cog looks like 23 or 25 to me.
     
  4. Doug-<< What's the deal with adding a, say, 27, 28, or 29 cog to a 2002 or 2003 10 speed double
    Centaur equipped bike? Current largest cog looks like 23 or 25 to me. >><BR><BR>

    Cannot really do this. 10s are available in 13-26 and 13-29, for info.

    No sinlge large 10s cogs available.

    Peter Chisholm Vecchio's Bicicletteria 1833 Pearl St. Boulder, CO, 80302
    (303)440-3535 http://www.vecchios.com "Ruote convenzionali costruite eccezionalmente bene"
     
  5. Doug-<< Which begs another question. What is the largest cog a double Centaur rear der can handle?
    It appears from Deja posts the 2003 Centaur model is different from the 2002. If so, how can I tell
    the difference and find the rating for each? >><BR><BR>

    Centaur comes in short, medium and long cage versions. With some imaginative chain lengths,m you can
    use a 13-29 w/o problem with the short cage.

    Peter Chisholm Vecchio's Bicicletteria 1833 Pearl St. Boulder, CO, 80302
    (303)440-3535 http://www.vecchios.com "Ruote convenzionali costruite eccezionalmente bene"
     
  6. Pete Biggs

    Pete Biggs Guest

    Qui si parla Campagnolo wrote:
    > Doug-<< What's the deal with adding a, say, 27, 28, or 29 cog to a 2002 or 2003 10 speed double
    > Centaur equipped bike? Current largest cog looks like 23 or 25 to me. >><BR><BR>
    >
    > Cannot really do this. 10s are available in 13-26 and 13-29, for info.
    >
    > No sinlge large 10s cogs available.

    Marchisio make single 10sp cogs in sizes up to 30T. I'm not sure how one could best be used in this
    particular case though.

    ~PB
     
  7. Paul Kopit

    Paul Kopit Guest

    On Tue, 1 Jul 2003 03:16:02 +0100, "Pete Biggs" <pLime{remove_fruit}@biggs.tc> wrote:

    >> Cannot really do this. 10s are available in 13-26 and 13-29, for info.
    >>
    >> No sinlge large 10s cogs available.
    >
    >Marchisio make single 10sp cogs in sizes up to 30T. I'm not sure how one could best be used in this
    >particular case though.

    You can take the 16 out of a 10 sp 12/25 Centaur and add a 9sp 28t cog for a 12/28 cassette. You can
    replace the 12 with a 13 and then add the 30 for a 13/30.
     
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