Campy upgrade 8sp to triple 8sp?

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  1. Jette Jensen

    Jette Jensen Guest

    Hi,

    I have a Veloce 1996 8sp group and want to upgrade to a triple 8sp. I have a 2001 9sp rear
    derailleur (it was impossible to get an 8sp rear derailleur), triple front derailleur, triple
    crankset and a C9 chain.

    According to Campy's homepage it is possible to use the old 8sp levers with the 9sp rear derailleur
    and the old 8sp sprockets if I use the C9 chain. - But I cannot get the adjustment right - the chain
    rattles on half of the sprockets no matter what I do. Do I have a problem with compability or?

    Jette
     
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  2. Paul Kopit

    Paul Kopit Guest

    On Sun, 6 Apr 2003 10:44:50 +0200, "Jette Jensen" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >But I cannot get the adjustment right - the chain rattles on half of the sprockets no matter what I
    >do. Do I have a problem with compability or?

    It's not compatibility. Could be you installed the cable on the wrong side of the cable bolt on the
    derailleur? You didn't cross thread the new derailleur when you put it in? What happens when you put
    the old derailleur back in?

    I set up a bicycle with 10 sp Record Ergo and an 8sp Record rear derailleur and it works fine too.
     
  3. jvj-<< According to Campy's homepage it is possible to use the old 8sp levers with the 9sp rear
    derailleur and the old 8sp sprockets if I use the C9 chain.

    Not true, use the 9s rder, 8s levers, triple fder and 8s chain-this will work fine.

    << Do I have a problem with compability or?

    cable mounted under the rder fixing bolt, under, not thru, the little plate by the fixing bolt??

    If you have a 9s chain with 8s cogs, that also could be a problem, the 9s chain isn't thick enough.

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  4. Jette Jensen

    Jette Jensen Guest

    Thanks guys!

    I mounted the cable under the fixing bolt and now it works! No rattling, only the very pleasant
    sound of a drivetrain working fine. I do look forward to using the really low combinations.

    Jette
     
  5. A Muzi

    A Muzi Guest

    "Jette Jensen" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > Hi,
    >
    > I have a Veloce 1996 8sp group and want to upgrade to a triple 8sp. I have
    a
    > 2001 9sp rear derailleur (it was impossible to get an 8sp rear
    derailleur),
    > triple front derailleur, triple crankset and a C9 chain.
    >
    > According to Campy's homepage it is possible to use the old 8sp levers
    with
    > the 9sp rear derailleur and the old 8sp sprockets if I use the C9 chain. - But I cannot get the
    > adjustment right - the chain rattles on half of the sprockets no matter what I do. Do I have a
    > problem with compability or?

    Ensure the derailleur is dead vertical and aligned to the frame. Double check for cable issues (
    kinked wire, kinked casing, wrong or missing ferrules) and oil the gear wire. Make sure the first
    shifter click is moving the changer to the second-highest cog. Those are common issues. Else,
    everything you describe should shift fine.

    --
    Andrew Muzi http://www.yellowjersey.org Open every day since 1 April 1971
     
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