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What is an asymmetric wheel and why would you use it?

The "asymmetric wheel" terminology is a little misleading. This particular wheel has an asymmetric rim. Any bike with a rear derailer setup will have an asymmetric rear wheel, because the gears take ...
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Using 9 speed bar end shifters in friction mode with 10 speed derailleurs and cassette

Beyond the question of finickiness of actually using the system with higher cog counts, it's a matter of whether there's enough total cable pull from the shifter in friction mode to cover the range of ...
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Campagnolo EPS vs Shimano Di?

I'll declare an interest in that my company is the senior (Main) Technical, Service and Warranty Centre for Campagnolo in the UK - but having said that. the Service Centre work that we do for ...
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Campagnolo cabling: can I use other non-Campagnolo brands?

You don't have to buy Campy brand cables, but you do have to buy Campy-compatible cables, because they use a head that's a little bit smaller for both shift and brake cables. If you ignore this, it ...
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Stock 10 Speed Shifters with 9 Speed Transmission

Not entirely surprised you have problems refer here... According to this link, Cable Pull for a Campy 10 shifter is 2.8mm, dérailleur ratio for a Campy is 1.5 (or 1.4 for old) Cassette sprocket ...
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What is an asymmetric wheel and why would you use it?

The wheel itself is not asymmetric, but the rim is. The reason for this is that the cassette hub itself is asymmetric, and shifting the spoke attachment at rim allows more even spoke tension. The ...
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Campagnolo cabling: can I use other non-Campagnolo brands?

A quick google research lead me to this article about comparisons of Campy and Shimano cables: Campy / Shimano Cable Comparison: Brake cable end fittings: Shimano "mushroom cap" diameter: 0....
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Difference between Campagnolo quick release skewers

With respect to @fandango68, there are a number of misstatements. This part appears correct: Type 20 - Shamal Ultra, Eurus, Zonda and Neutron Ultra Wheels Type 40 - Vento, Khamsin and Khamsin CX ...
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How do you spot fake Campagnolo Bora's?

Campagnolo's system is to provide a tag,Certilogo, with new wheels which people can scan to confirm it is indeed authentic. However, with a used wheel, there is no such tag. With carbon fiber, its ...
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Campanolo record power meter crank with veloce crankset

No. The Veloce crankset (assuming it's a 2011+ version) uses Campy's Power Torque system to attach the left crank arm. The Centaur crankarm offered by Stages uses Campy's Ultra Torque design, as do ...
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What is the tiny hole on the inside of the rim for

Rims usually have small holes inside to vent the inner chambers of the rim extrusion. All rims need them, but rims with welded seams need to have more and larger vent holes because otherwise the ...
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Is a shifter from Campagnolo compatible with a derailleur from Shimano?

Not without modifications, because the amount of cable pulled for shifting a single cog is different. If you have to make the combination work, there are hacks such as ShiftMate adapters and Hubbub ...
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SRAM Cassette on Campy Wheels

Campagnolo wheels are available with both Shimano/SRAM and Campagnolo cassette compatible freewheel bodies. Ask which cassette your friend has and if they have Campagnolo, you can get the correct ...
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Campagnolo Ergopower inaccurate shifting on high and low cogs

The problem is that you have the cable incorrectly routed under the pinch bolt / washer. You need to route the cable down the same "side" of the pinch bolt, but the washer needs to turn 90 degrees ...
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What is an asymmetric wheel and why would you use it?

Both answers are correct but I want to add a bit more. The asymmetric in the title also refers to the spoke lacing of the wheel. If you look at the photo, you'll notice that it is cross-spoked on the ...
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Alternative for campagnolo rim brake release

Closest thing out there is the Shimano SM-CB90 in-line brake QR, which exists to be paired with direct mount road calipers but would solve this problem too.
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Can a Shimano 7 spd rear derailleur work with a Campy Athena down tube shifter?

If you are comfortable operating in friction mode, your existing lever should be fine. IMO friction mode with a 7-speed cassette is still reasonable. I wouldn't want to use e.g., a 12-speed cassette ...
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Can I change the cage on a Campagnolo Chorus derailleur?

Daytona and Chorus use different cage fixings, so swapping a Daytona cage in in place of a Chorus 10s one is not possible. Daytona used a circlip, Chorus uses a tubular bolt to secure the cage to the ...
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Does Campagnolo have a groupset model number system?

If compatibility is what you're after, you should know that it's not always necessary to use the same group. Many times, you can mix and match different groups, even different manufacturers. As far ...
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Sharing an 11 speed SRAM wheel with an 11 speed Campagnolo

In theory, you would want to make sure that the cog-cog distance for each cassette is preferably equal, or at least close enough. You may need to adjust your limit screws as well when changing wheels. ...
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What is the tiny hole on the inside of the rim for

Campagnolo's metal rims are built from extruded profiles that are then bent into circles and welded. Up to that point the holes for the spokes and the valve have not been drilled. Because the air ...
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Why does my freehub body have such shallow lockring threads?

This is a very strange one. According to Ritchey, a superfluous dust guard was installed in error on a batch of these freehub bodies. The good news is that the dust guard is only held in with friction,...
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What do we know about the heritage of Campagnolo's groupset names?

Ekar The Ekar name is easily explained - it's the name of a mountain near the Campagnolo head quarter which is a gravel riding area: Born on the mountain that gave the new groupset its name and with ...
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Can I use a campy (Campagnolo) 11 speed chain on a Sram Force 22 drivetrain?

11 speed road was a singular moment of convergence where all the chains are close enough to exactly the same width that they can interchange in a pinch and the bike will go without major issue. It's ...
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Campagnolo brake, closes unsymmetrically

In the very last image of the video there appears to be a small screw hole in the caliper. Looking from the right side of the bike it is behind the exposed cable, between the adjuster and the cable ...
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Does Shimano cassette tool work on Campy cassette?

For the record, I just got the cassette, and the Shimano tool definitely does not fit.
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Can standard cartridge wheel bearings "shrink" over time?

The wheel in question uses sealed bearings. They are generally not serviceable. Service consists of replacement. You mentioned they appear to have plenty of grease on them. With a good bearing there ...
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Overhauling 1998 Campagnolo Chorus Ergolevers

I have managed to overhaul early 2000s Veloce and Mirage, which have the exact same mechanism down to spare part codes, using only the exploded view from the spare parts catalog. The exploded view ...
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Campagnolo Athena 11s front-derailer alignment

I have the same model front derailleur and have experienced the same issue. It is unlikely that the bike is bending enough under pedalling force to cause this (unless the frame is broken or cracked). ...
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Does Campagnolo have a groupset model number system?

EDIT 2023: Compatibility was not a major issue when I originally wrote this answer but since then electronic shifting and some details in mechanical levers have changed things. See the other answer ...
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