Campagnolo Alloy

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Campagnolo Alloy

Postby daviesee » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:40 pm

Current groupset - Centaur 2008 alloy 10 speed with carbon levers & an alloy Record rear derailleur.

Objective - All alloy for the steel & chrome Colnago Master.

Option 1 - Old Chorus 10 speed levers.
Option 2 - New Athena 11 speed levers. (I don't think Athena is available in 10 speed).

Would the Athena 11 speed levers be compatible with 10 speed derailleaurs?
I don't see a problem at the front but there may be at the back. If I have to go 11 speed deraillleur then the price ramps up to derailleur, cassette, chain and front rings. I think.

Can anyone give advice on the best and/or easiest route?

Thanks.
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Re: Campagnolo Alloy

Postby Bondurant » Mon Jan 07, 2013 13:54 pm

I'd imagine the 'best' option would be some old Chorus - as I understand it they are very well made.

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Re: Campagnolo Alloy

Postby edhornby » Mon Jan 07, 2013 16:10 pm

AFAIK 11speed levers aren't compatible with 10sp so you would need the old chorus ones
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Re: Campagnolo Alloy

Postby Monty Dog » Mon Jan 07, 2013 16:15 pm

Record 1998 components before the carbon ergos came out which has a polished alloy finish - much cherished by those looking for the polished alloy look. Likewise, Chorus of the same vintage is nearly as good except lacks the titanium fasteners - it's absolutely bombproof and parts are still available. A pair of Record titanium hubs would have been a good investment when new £100 and now selling for £250+
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Re: Campagnolo Alloy

Postby blert123 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 16:21 pm

Chorus 10 speed levers Athena 11 speed are not compatible

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Re: Campagnolo Alloy

Postby BigMat » Mon Jan 07, 2013 16:32 pm

You could just get Veloce / Centaur alloy shifters in new shape if that is what you'e after - why Athena 11 speed - unless Athena has a nicer alloy finish?

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Re: Campagnolo Alloy

Postby daviesee » Mon Jan 07, 2013 17:12 pm

Thanks for the comments guys. Will hit fleabay.
Athena instead of Centaur as Centaur only appears to be in black/red finish.
Athena instead of Veloce as the finish looks cheap and the gear levers are black.

Yes, it's a bit tarty but that's why I got the Master. :wink:
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Re: Campagnolo Alloy

Postby skyblue337 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 22:31 pm

Fair enough on the finish for Veloce but check out the Campag website - you can definitely get the levers in silver

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Re: Campagnolo Alloy

Postby daviesee » Mon Jan 07, 2013 23:13 pm

skyblue337 wrote:Fair enough on the finish for Veloce but check out the Campag website - you can definitely get the levers in silver

Fair point. But you try sourcing them.
I can't even find photos.
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Re: Campagnolo Alloy

Postby g00se » Tue Jan 08, 2013 01:18 am

An option is Veloce Powershift silver levers:

http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/road-t ... Googlebase

However, with powershift, you loose the multi-shift thumb button (just single shifts). Also, officially, powershift levers are incompatible with earlier ultrashift/ergopower mechs (cable pull differences) but those that have tried say they work fine.

Also, keep an eye out for pre 2011 ultrashift Centuar levers on ebay - they would fit the bill perfectly and have the full multi-shift.

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Re: Campagnolo Alloy

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Re: Campagnolo Alloy

Postby daviesee » Tue Jan 08, 2013 07:38 am


Again, that is Veloce which would look cheap and out of place on my bike.
Thanks for the help though. I will continue the search for older stock and if I don't get any joy through 2013, go for Athena for 2014.
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Re: Campagnolo Alloy

Postby BigMat » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:54 am

g00se wrote:
Also, keep an eye out for pre 2011 ultrashift Centuar levers on ebay - they would fit the bill perfectly and have the full multi-shift.


This would be your best bet for 10-speed new shape hoods. I got the carbon Centaur ones in 2009 I think, the alloy ones then were definitely silver and this was when Centaur was still relatively high up the Campag range (roughly Ultegra level) before Athena came in and Mirage / Xenon disappeared* so I think they were nicely finished.

*(they may have been officially axed but still generally available then!)


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