Shimano Compatible Compact Chainset - will most things fit?

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Hicksdesign
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Shimano Compatible Compact Chainset - will most things fit?

Postby Hicksdesign » Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:45 am

I've got a Colnago CLX 3 that came with a basic non-series chainset, and I'm pondering upgrading it. The rest of the bike is using Ultegra at the moment, but I'm not keen on the aesthetics of the Shimano chainsets. Is it generally possible to use any chainset with this setup, such as SRAM Red - aside from things like BB size, or 'an italian bike should really have campy' (which it might well do at some point)? If so, does anyone have any recommendations of what to look into?
Thanks!

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Re: Shimano Compatible Compact Chainset - will most things f

Postby ugo.santalucia » Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:51 am

My experience is that any chainset will be compatible and if you swap Shimano and SRAM things get even more compatible. As you say, all you have to worry about is the BB to be compatible

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Re: Shimano Compatible Compact Chainset - will most things f

Postby Hicksdesign » Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:37 am

Brilliant, thanks!


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