How to date Campagnolo hubs?
Some Campagnolo parts can be dated by codes or patent dates. For example, the Nuovo Record rear derailleur has a patent date that corresponds to its manufacturing date starting in 1970 (example PAT. 70); marked PATENT without a date before 1970. The lock nut on the hub axle typically is stamped with CAM.
Are Campagnolo hubs good?
These are excellent and lightweight hubs. They have the typical great looks and classy finish that the world has come to expect from Campy.
Can you change Campagnolo freehub to Shimano?
The basic difference and reason why we need to change freehub bodies between groupsets is that the splines on the body are a different pattern, so a Campagnolo cassette will not slide onto a Shimano/SRAM body. Similarly Campagnolo will not fit on the other.
Where are Campagnolo bikes made?
Italy Campagnolo products are created in Italy, in Vicenza. Campagnolo is the only components company in the cycling world with its own production units, all located in Europe.
When did Campagnolo introduce 11 speed?
2008 In 2008, Campagnolo introduced 11-speed drivetrains with Super Record, Record, and Chorus groupsets. Campagnolo has released an electronic version of its drivetrain.
Can I change freehub body?
You can either buy a new freehub body or if youre lucky your local bike shop or bike recycling project may have a stash! Your replacement freehub body needs to have the same interface as your old one (meaning the same spline pattern) so it can fit onto your old hub.
Do all cassettes fit all hubs?
Most cassette hubs are compatible with Shimano cassette cogs. SRAM cassettes and most Miche, IRD and SunRace cassettes use the same inter-sprocket spacing as Shimano, but at least some SRAM 10-speed cassettes do not fit aluminum-body Dura-Ace hubs.
When was Campagnolo Athena discontinued?
1998 Some will remember Athena as a road groupset that was discontinued in 1998. Its now back for 2010 as Campagnolo trickles its new 11-speed technology to a lower price point. The new groupset opts for a silver finish, with most of the components made from aluminium to keep the price low.
Is Campagnolo going out of business?
No, Campagnolo isnt disappearing. Its true that most new bikes are coming equipped with Shimano or SRAM, but I hope that doesnt mean that Campag are disappearing.
Who uses Campagnolo?
Component swaps. Campagnolo now has four teams using its Super Record EPS drivetrain (AG2R Citroen, Cofidis, Lotto-Soudal and UAE Team Emirates), one up on 2020. There are two teams on SRAM (Trek-Segafredo and Movistar), while everyone else is using Shimano Dura-Ace Di2.
Which Shimano gear is best?
If you are looking at all-out performance, and moneys no object, the best Shimano groupset for cross-country riders is Shimano XTR Di2, which is at the cutting edge of shifting and braking technology. As the first electronic shifting groupset in mountain biking, its no surprise that its also the most expensive.
How do you remove an old Campagnolo crankset?
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How do I know if my freehub needs replacing?
Check the freehub for wear to see if it needs replacing or just cleaning and relubing. To do this, firmly grab the splined body and give it a wiggle. If it moves more than a couple of millimetres side to side, replace it.
When should I replace my freehub body?
If your cassette cluster is loose or gets stiff you may need to replace your freehub body. To do this youll need a 10mm allen key, and youll have to first remove your cassette, axle and bearings as demonstrated in previous tutorials.
What free hub do I need?
Knowing What Freehub You NeedIf you have 10, select a Shimano/SRAM freehub.If you have 12 gears, select an XDR freehub.If you have 11, look at your crank.If there is one chainring up front, select an XDR freehub.If there are two or three chainrings (gears) up front, pick a Shimano/SRAM freehub.
What does 11 32 cassette mean?
The rear cassette is 11 speed 11-32. This means there are 11 cogs ranging from 11 teeth up to 32 teeth (the exact cogs are 11/12/13/14/16/18/20/22/25/28/32). The combination of your selected chainring and cog determine the gear ratio.
Is Potenza better than Centaur?
i have them both in regular use and they are identical in function. my Swan has the centaur stuff and my ritchey has the potenza. i actually prefer the matte black finish on the centaur shifters to the glossy on the potenza personally. Potenza is designed to work with Power shift levers only.
Why is Campagnolo so different?
Campagnolo Record 12-speed Launched at the same time as the Super Record 12 speed mechanical groupset, Record is functionally very similar, but the difference in chosen materials - namely the omission of some titanium and carbon fibre - means it carries a bit of extra weight, whilst being a less expensive proposition.
Why is Campagnolo less popular?
Many have attributed Campagnolos decreasing mainstream visibility to the fact that its more expensive than what Shimano and SRAM offer, but as is often the case, the full story is a bit more complicated.