Power-Tap Pro...Campy 10-spd Compatible?

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  1. luna723

    luna723 New Member

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    I can't seem to get a clear answer on this from any of the sites that I've researched; some say 'yes' while others say 'not compatible'. What is the real deal with these things?


    Cheers,

    Bob
     
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  2. ric_stern/RST

    ric_stern/RST New Member

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    Power Tap sell a Campy adaptor so that the freehub (which is Shimano) will work with Campy. I run 9-speed so i've not personally tried it yet, but the people i coach who run 10-speed say the adaptor is good. with 9-speed a standard shimano cassette works fine with Campy equipment.

    Ric
     
  3. luna723

    luna723 New Member

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    Thanks Ric,

    As you have posted previously, you personally use a Power-Tap unit. Just curious as to why you chose the PT over the other units available?

    Cheers,

    Bob
     
  4. ric_stern/RST

    ric_stern/RST New Member

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    As it transpires, i have all the power meter units... primarily, this is because i'm involved in writing research examining the accuracy and validity of all the power meters. currently, i recommend the SRM and the Power Tap, each of these units has advantages and disadvantages. additionally, i sell PTs.

    The reason i *currently* don't recommend the other units is because i have not yet finished testing them, and thus can't comment on the usefulness.

    on a personal level, if i only had one unit, it *would* be a PT. The reason for this is, because it is accurate and reliable, plus it's very easy to move from bike to bike (useful to move from say training to racing bike, or between different people if you're testing them).

    additionally, the PT is probably the easiest one to use.

    Ric
     
  5. gdeangel

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    I have used my powertap with a Wheels Manufacturing 10-soeed conversion cassette for around 18 months now. I have had no issue running this wheel on two different bikes built with 10-speed components ('01 Record and "04 Chorus).

    The biggest issue when setting up the conversion cassette is spacing the cogset on the freehub correctly so that the smallest cog has enough engagement on the freehub (and doesn't spin under load).

    I believe the Powertap conversion cassette is an American Classic part
     
  6. Aztec

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    What cassette did you use the adapter on? I see on Branford Bike's site that you take a 105 cassette and re-space it with their spacers, and end up with a 9sp Shimano 105 that is Campy 10 speed spaced. Is this what you did?

    Thanks.
     
  7. Aztec

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    I have found full cassettes, but still no adapter as you describe, Ric. Bummer, because your description sounds like the easiest/best method.
     
  8. gdeangel

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    I used the Ultegra based 10-speed conversion cassette (see the link below).

    Wheels Manufacturing Web Site
     
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    That's what I have now ordered, too. I don't know what I'll do with an 11 tooth small cog, as I'm used to 13! 53x11, wow!
     
  10. ric_stern/RST

    ric_stern/RST New Member

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    erm... right... maybe i answered (the adaptor bit) first thing in the morning before espresso, or maybe i'd just got in from training... my bad. i was talking about a cassette, i'm pretty sure PT sell a Wheels Mfg one.

    sorry about that :confused:

    ric
     
  11. 123smt

    123smt New Member

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    A,
    I'm bothering everyone who's posted anything about a PT PRO and Campy 10 Spd compatibility...
    I was wondering if the Wheels Mfg. solution worked for you?
     
  12. gdeangel

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    I've used this solution for the past 3 years and haven't had any issues.

    The only thing you have to be careful of with the Wheels Mfg. cassette it to space it properly (spacers supplied with the cassette) on the freehub to avoid any chain interference with the wheel or frame.
     
  13. jerryz

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    dura ace 10 speed cassette works great also.
     
  14. 123smt

    123smt New Member

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    i heard that 10spd to spd worked well - ie shimano 10 spd cassette worked well with a campy 10 spd derailleur. I'll try that option first with my LBS - and report back.

    Thanks.
     
  15. Spunout

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    With a DA or Campagnolo Chain? I guess the new Campy 5.9mm chain would take care of that. This opens up a whole new thing to us campy people.
     
  16. jerryz

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    Been running DA 10 cassette on a PT pro hub with record 10 speed everything else for 6 months now with very good results. Shifts well. At least I have no issues.
     
  17. grom

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    it worked for me, i hope it also works on my renn disc
     
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