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How do I efficiently shift gears on a road bike with downtube shifters?

I have bought a vintage Campagnolo road bike, so the shifters are on the down tube. I own a mountain bike and i am used to changing gears on that one, but don't know the proper technique to change on ...
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What is an asymmetric wheel and why would you use it?

Campagnolo advertises the Khamsin Asymmetric Wheel: What is an asymmetric wheel and (given that we expect wheels to be symmetrical), why would one want an asymmetrical one? How is it related to dish?
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Why does my freehub body have such shallow lockring threads?

My new freehub body (right) has much shallower threads than my old one (left). The threads are so shallow that I cannot properly install the cassette lockring. They are both for Campagnolo 9/10/11 ...
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What is the tiny hole on the inside of the rim for

Recently I bought a set of Campagnolo Zonda C17 wheels and found that the rear wheel has a tiny hole drilled on the inside of the rim. The diameter could be slightly less than one millimetre and it is ...
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Difference between Campagnolo quick release skewers

All, There are several models of Campagnolo road quick release skewers, including the Type 20, Type 40, Khamsin, Record, and Bora/Hyperion/Bullet models. The price differences between the models ...
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Campagnolo 12s with Shimano Cassette

I'm considering building up a bike with a Campagnolo 12 speed mechanical groupset with a Shimano cassette. I've been using Campagnolo 11 speed with a KMC chain and non-campy cassettes without any ...
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How to bleed Campagnolo hydraulic disc brakes?

How to bleed Campagnolo hydraulic disc brakes, specifically the Ekar ones? I'm going to self-answer for future reference.
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Does it matter which cassette I get for downtube friction shifters?

My grandpa gave me his old 1974 Raleigh International (all original Campy) as a graduation present. Since the stock wheels are for tubular tires, and I do want to ride it around town, I want to get ...
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Campagnolo 11 speed crank with 10 speed running gear

I currently have an older 10 speed Campagnolo Record group set with 52/39 cranks. I would like to get a compact group set. I can't get an equivalent 10 speed compact cranks now but I can get an 11 ...
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Campagnolo cabling: can I use other non-Campagnolo brands?

The obvious reason why, is cost! I need my front derailuer's cable to be replaced and I'd like to simply buy some raw brake cable from the bike shop and simply re-insert into my existing campy cable ...
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Sharing an 11 speed SRAM wheel with an 11 speed Campagnolo

I have two bikes, one with Campagnolo and one with SRAM red. I want to be able to swap wheels (Primary for Triathlons) but also on my trainer. Why do I need to be aware of?
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Does Campagnolo have a groupset model number system?

With Shimano it is easy to find compatbile parts in a groupset because they will all share a model number system. For example, Shimano 5800 series will consist of: FD-5801 Front Derailleur FC-5800 ...
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Is a shifter from Campagnolo compatible with a derailleur from Shimano?

The Campagnolo Veloce is a ten speed shifter and the Shimano is also ten speed derailleur, so can a shifter be compatible with another brand derailleur, specifically Campagnolo and Shimano?
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Wahoo Kickr cassette compatibility with Campagnolo

I've recently got a really good deal on a Wahoo Kickr V4. I'm trying to make sure that I can use it with my current bike. I currently have 10 speed Campagnolo Veloce, so have heard that I may need the ...
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How do you spot fake Campagnolo Bora's?

I have my eye on a set of second hand Campagnolo Bora Ultra two rims that are being sold by a friend for someone else. In South Africa the rims cost about +- R25 k (Rand is South Africa's currency) ...
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Stock 10 Speed Shifters with 9 Speed Transmission [closed]

I have a bike that was built with 10 Speed Campagnolo Veloce Shifters, 9 speed Veloce rear derailleur, and SRAM 9 speed cassette and chain. I found a page on the builder's website that states they do ...
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3 Speed Front Derailleur can't reach small gear

I bought a new frame and put my old Campagnolo Racing T components on it. The seat tube has a diameter of 35mm and I use the Campagnolo 35mm clamp for the Racing T derailleur. The problem is the ...
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Are frame changes needed to switch groupset from Shimano to Campagnolo?

I want change the groupset on my Scott Addict R2 from Shimano to Campagnolo. Is Campagnolo fully compatible or will I need to make frame changes?
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Campagnolo Chorus 10-speed shifters - bad shifter feel

I run an early-2000s Campagnolo Chorus 10-speed groupset on one of my bikes. Shifting is generally OK and the rear mech works fine on the stand, but out on the road it is often hard to get good shifts ...
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Can a Shimano 7 spd rear derailleur work with a Campy Athena down tube shifter?

Late 1980s vintage Italian steel bike with Campy Athena mech (7 spd rear derailleur). Need to replace rear derailleur (because of weak spring not taking up chain slack in small ring). My thinking is ...
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Campagnolo EPS vs Shimano Di? [closed]

I am tempted in buying a Campagnolo Athena EPS groupset, but I am also eyeing the Shimano Ultegra Di2. What are the pros and cons of both of these? And don't get me started with SRAM as well.
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Alternative for campagnolo rim brake release

I bought a used road bike for a great price, it came with a shimano 105 groupset, but the brake it's a Campagnolo centaur. It's a wonderful brake, but every time when I need to remove the wheel it's ...
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Campagnolo QS Front Derailleur/Shifter Compatability

I have older Campagnolo Chorus 10-speed shifters. They are marked 'Carbon BB System'. I am replacing my front derailleur and have a spare 10-speed Record QS front derailleur. QS stands for Quick ...
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Campagnolo brake spring too stiff

I'm overhauling a vintage Campagnolo caliper brake and the spring is extremely stiff. Unfortunatley I can't find new springs that fit (some almost fit, but are too short). Thoughts?
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Identifying missing small part Campagnolo brake lever

I'm missing a small part that guides the brake cable in my Campagnolo brake lever. Any idea how to find one of these? Update: This is what the part looks like (taken from the other lever)
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Help identifying a vintage Colnago frame

Can anyone provide a second (or third etc.) opinion on the type of Colnago frame? It looks to be identical to an early 80’s Super but has oval chain stay tubes, a braze on front derailleur mount and ...
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Can i use a 10 speed hubbed wheel on my 7 speed/cassette bike?

I ride a 2005 Claud Butler San Remo with a Sora 7 cassette on the back. My back wheel has broke and is not repairable and I have bought an Ambrosio WS23 Wheel (700mm) with Bianchi hubs which I believe ...
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Smallest sprocket doesn't fit on freehub?

I bought a second hand bike with a Campagnolo Super Record 11 groupset (the pre-2015 version). I have been experiencing shifting difficulty since I bought it, and took it to a mechanic. The mechanic ...
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Are Campagnolo and Shimano 11 speed chains interchangeable?

I have an Athena 11 speed group set, but can get a good deal on the Shimano 9000 chain. Does anyone know of any reports of issues combining the two?
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Chain drops in smallest gear under load

I'm baffled. I installed a new chain, cassette, cables and housing yesterday. On the stand, all is happy and shifting is silky smooth. On the road all seems happy except on the bigger cogs in back (in ...
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What direction are the threads on Ultra Torque bearing cups?

I need to remove the bottom bracket bearing cups from my 2010 Athena groupset. Do they both unscrew anti-clockwise, or is one side different (and which one)?
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What do we know about the heritage of Campagnolo's groupset names?

Campagnolo, nicknamed Campy in the US or Campag in the UK, has long been associated with road cycling. Cyclists frequently attribute the invention of the quick release to Tullio Campagnolo, the ...
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Campanolo record power meter crank with veloce crankset

Can I use a Stages Campagnolo Record left crank with my Campagnolo veloce crankset, if the sizes are a match? Want a power meter of some sorts and it would be far cheaper than getting vectors.
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Can I swap a shimano free hub body for a campag one and be able to attach it to the existing Deore hub?

I want to convert my Surly Cross Check into a Campagnolo set up. The problem I am having is i have Shimano Deore Hubs on Mavic rims at present. I would rather not buy new wheels, so I am looking at ...
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Is there a Campagnolo / Shimano compatibility issue for friction shift systems?

I know that for indexed systems, mixing campy and shimano parts is a no-no. Does the same hold for friction drive trains? The reason I ask is that I've never worked on campy parts before and I'm ...
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Bottom bracket noise with Campagnolo Ekar

No, not asking about creaking :) On my gravel bike with Campagnolo Ekar (press-fit BB) after removing the chain from the chainring, when spinning the cranks they spin only for a few seconds (I heard ...
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Does Shimano cassette tool work on Campy cassette?

I have a Campagnolo 10-speed cassette on the way, and I just want to know if I'll need a new cassette lockring tool to install it. I already have the tool for Shimano/Sram cassettes. In the pictures I ...
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Can I use a 10 speed Campagnolo Crankset with a 10 speed Shimano drivetrain and chain?

I'm looking at rebuilding an older Cervelo R3 which had a Campy Record setup. Most of the gear is pretty old now and probably needs replacing, and I have a set of race wheels which are set up for ...
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Campagnolo brake, closes unsymmetrically

The rear brake of my road bike closes unsymmetrically which results in bad braking performance and the rear wheel is getting pushed to the side. The Video describes the problem best. The arms of the ...
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Can I change the cage on a Campagnolo Chorus derailleur?

I have a Campagnolo Chorus 10 speed rear derailleur that will not shift properly. I've aligned the frame, adjusted the high and low settings and attempted to fine-tune the shifting with the barrel ...
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What's wrong with my campy derailleur?

I'm trying to tune my campy chroma 10 speed but it wont shift to either the 2 highest gears or 2 lowest gears. Could it be that the drivetrain is bent? Is this due to a bad hanger?
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Tool for Campagnolo Centaur bottom bracket

What tool do I need to put this Campagnolo Centaur bottom bracket into a bicycle frame?
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Campy Chorus Shifter

I just bought a used bike but I'm unsure of the condition of the brifters (Campy Chorus 10 alloys). When set up, the brake lever is pulled outwards by the brake cable, away from the shifting pedal. As ...
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Campy N3W freehub body

I have a pretty good idea that Campagnolo's new freehub body standard they term "N3W" is only compatible with Campy cassettes 10-13 speed. It can also fit 9, 10 & 11 tooth small cogs. ...
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Which Shimano freehub body fits Campagnolo Calima?

I have a Campagnolo Calima C17 wheel set with currently a Campagnolo freehub body (FH-BU015) on it. Does anyone know which type of Shimano freehub body fits on this wheel hub? I searched but I cant ...
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Is this freehub a Shimano or Campagnolo type?

I'm looking at purchasing a used Fulcrum Racing 5 wheelset to go with my Shimano 10 speed cassette. The seller is unsure if the freehub is Shimano or Campagnolo but has provided pictures. Does anyone ...
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Can a Mavic Freewheel Body (HG11 B9) fit into a 28"Mavic Ksyrium Elite Wheel (that already has a Shimano freehub)?

I have a Campagnolo Chorus groupset and wanted to switch my rear wheel to a newer one. I found a Mavic Ksyrium Elite rear wheel (older series) that had a Shimano freehub in it. I have a Mavic ...
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Campagnolo Cambio Corsa primitive derailleur -- can it be recreated?

Does anyone make this sort of system and sell it today, or is my only option looking for someone selling theirs? I've googled whether similar systems are being made today but found nothing to my ...
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Campagnolo Record C9 / Shimano CS-HG200-9 incompatibility

I drive cheap Shimano cassettes together with Campagnolo Record C9 chains. Yesterday I installed a new C9 and a CS-HG200-9. But the chain sort of slips over the sprockets, not unlike really worn parts,...
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Swap Shimano/SRAM freehub for Campagnolo

Through my work I am able to get a set of freewheels pretty cheap (less than 100€). I know they are not super special but they are still an upgrade to my current ones. Here are the wheels: https://...
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