Campag Chorus 11 Ultra Torque Crank Bearings

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Campag Chorus 11 Ultra Torque Crank Bearings

Postby Lobbydosser » Wed Jul 17, 2013 22:23 pm

I need to replace my bearings and on checking on-line prices there is a massive difference in price between the standard ultra torque bearings at £30 and the record/chorus 11 bearings at £80.

Does anyone know what the difference is between the bearings and could you use the cheaper one.

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Re: Campag Chorus 11 Ultra Torque Crank Bearings

Postby wheelie-bin » Thu Jul 18, 2013 09:12 am

The cheaper ones will be the ones which were on your cranks when they were installed (correct me if I'm wrong) so the cheaper ones will be fine. They were on Halfords website at 20 quid a few weeks back.

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Re: Campag Chorus 11 Ultra Torque Crank Bearings

Postby ugo.santalucia » Thu Jul 18, 2013 09:15 am

It is standard vs hybrid ceramic bearings... a bit of literature about them on my blog

http://paolocoppo.drupalgardens.com/con ... s-bearings

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Re: Campag Chorus 11 Ultra Torque Crank Bearings

Postby Rolf F » Thu Jul 18, 2013 15:42 pm

For less than the price difference between the bearings, you can get the tools to extract and replace them yourself. I did this and stuck with the standard bearings on the basis that having bought the tools, I want to make as much use of them as I can! :lol:

I'm sure I paid less than £20 for my bearings.
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Re: Campag Chorus 11 Ultra Torque Crank Bearings

Postby ugo.santalucia » Thu Jul 18, 2013 15:44 pm

I just sold my UT chainset to MigMat and I have gone back to square taper... so pleased... I still have all the Campagnolo toolage... probably keeping them... :mrgreen:

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Re: Campag Chorus 11 Ultra Torque Crank Bearings

Postby thecycleclinic » Thu Jul 18, 2013 21:14 pm

U-t bearings are 6805 6mmm wide not 7mm wide so you have to use campag's bearings. the stadard steel bearings are not £30 i shold know i run a shop.

I agree with ugo square taper makes me smile.
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Re: Campag Chorus 11 Ultra Torque Crank Bearings

Postby Lobbydosser » Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:44 pm

thecycleclinic wrote:U-t bearings are 6805 6mmm wide not 7mm wide so you have to use campag's bearings. the stadard steel bearings are not £30 i shold know i run a shop.

I agree with ugo square taper makes me smile.



Wiggle are selling Campagnolo UT bearings for £20 which are apparently compatible for all UT cranks.

Thanks for your replies.

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Re: Campag Chorus 11 Ultra Torque Crank Bearings

Postby Galatzo » Fri Jul 19, 2013 13:23 pm

Don't last at all imo these bearings.
Every time my bike goes in to Mercian they tell me the bearings are done for.
May try an alternative brand next time but Mercian say it's just the design, too small or something.
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Re: Campag Chorus 11 Ultra Torque Crank Bearings

Postby thecycleclinic » Fri Jul 19, 2013 22:56 pm

I sell them for the same money too I wonder how I came up with that price.

To be fair all external BB designs have the same issues.
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Re: Campag Chorus 11 Ultra Torque Crank Bearings

Postby ugo.santalucia » Sun Jul 21, 2013 18:49 pm

Galatzo wrote:Don't last at all imo these bearings.
Every time my bike goes in to Mercian they tell me the bearings are done for.
May try an alternative brand next time but Mercian say it's just the design, too small or something.


too small and too exposed... Mercian are correct

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Re: Campag Chorus 11 Ultra Torque Crank Bearings

Postby Lobbydosser » Sun Jul 21, 2013 19:46 pm

ugo.santalucia wrote:
Galatzo wrote:Don't last at all imo these bearings.
Every time my bike goes in to Mercian they tell me the bearings are done for.
May try an alternative brand next time but Mercian say it's just the design, too small or something.


too small and too exposed... Mercian are correct



Any suggestions as an alternative would be appreciated


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Re: Campag Chorus 11 Ultra Torque Crank Bearings

Postby ugo.santalucia » Sun Jul 21, 2013 20:00 pm

Lobbydosser wrote:
ugo.santalucia wrote:
Galatzo wrote:Don't last at all imo these bearings.
Every time my bike goes in to Mercian they tell me the bearings are done for.
May try an alternative brand next time but Mercian say it's just the design, too small or something.


too small and too exposed... Mercian are correct



Any suggestions as an alternative would be appreciated


Cheers.


I have got rid of it and got myself an old fashioned square taper chain set... Stronglight still make them

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Re: Campag Chorus 11 Ultra Torque Crank Bearings

Postby thecycleclinic » Mon Jul 22, 2013 08:14 am

so do sugino and the there are nis stock.
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Re: Campag Chorus 11 Ultra Torque Crank Bearings

Postby ugo.santalucia » Mon Jul 22, 2013 09:13 am

There is the general perception that you need to match your chainset to the groupset, which is bolxxks... you can use pretty much any chainset with any groupset.. you can mix/match Shimano with Campagnolo and other manufacturers... chainsets seem to be the only part of the drivetrain unphased by the obsession for proprietary components.

I advise against the use of any external bearings system, like Hollowtech 2 and Ultra/Power Torque. If you have a press fit frame, you have no choice but using the silly external bearings and change them frequently, but traditional bottom brackets for screw on cups can take older cartridge type bottom brackets.
Typically a Shimano/Stronglight/Tange cartridge BB costs 10 pounds and lasts several years... against Shimano and Campagnolo especially, which cost more than twice for the basic models and last less than one year on average. Half of the people on bikes I see on the road have some form of bottom bracket noise.


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