[CR]working with Campy "Sport" rear mechs


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Date: Mon, 02 Jun 2003 19:27:11 -0400
From: HM & SS Sachs <sachs@erols.com>
To: swampmtn@siscom.net, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]working with Campy "Sport" rear mechs


Aldo wrote: Anyone had much experience setting-up Campy "Sport" single-pulley rear = mechs? I experienced some of that dreaded chain slippage from not = enough chain wrap around the freewheel. Looks like I might be able to = take a link out - so how much chain is correct with one of these = shifters?

Other than that it shifts just fine - in fact it shifts better than some = of the GS and Record derailleurs I've played with. I'm guessing the = previous owner of the bike wasn't pushing nearly 190 Lbs, or riding up = many steep hills. =20 ------------------- Aldo, first you bring the Bianchi with its weird but wonderful Campy can't-shift-her to Cirque, and embarrass all of us by riding it. Now the Sport. Are you a truly gifted masochist? Is this ASC envy? I mean, like I've been known to ride with Cinelli M-71 widowmaker pedals, and to "restore" a Sears bike, but ride with a Campy single-pulley Sport? Man, are there no limits? :-) I actually bought two of the Sport units. Put one on a plaque to help keep my friend jim Papadopoulos humble when he got his PhD from MIT, and the other will get mounted. On wood, not a bike. Just remember, range limit is 16 - 22 teeth. You do have a 16th high gear block, don't you?

harvey sachs mcLean va

Aldo Ross Middletown, OH

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