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mattsurf




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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:21 pm    Post subject: Opinion on Campag 13-29 cassette Reply with quote

Recently serviced my 2000 Specialized Festina, and fitted a new chain and cassette - bought a 10 speed Campag Veloce 13-29 cassette

I have never used these ratios before, however, I really like the spacing on the cassette with really tight gearing 13-17 in single increments, 19 and 21, then increments in 3's, naturally it does spin out earlier than the usual 11-28, but 90% of my riding is in the 13-17 range

Now that I have changed the chain and cassette, also really surprised how good the shifting is on the 10 speed Chorus group set
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kevb




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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it suits your preferred cadence then why not, sounds spot on.

Is it a 'junior' cassette, I know they are limited to certain gear inches?
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mattsurf




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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kevb wrote:
If it suits your preferred cadence then why not, sounds spot on.

Is it a 'junior' cassette, I know they are limited to certain gear inches?


I am using it on a commuter bike, and bought it because it was massively reduced, thought that I would give it a go and see what it is like. It did cross my mind that it could be a junior cassette.

I do tend to ride at a high cadence - in a time trial, Olympic Distance or FTP test I will often be at 90-95rpm.

Maybe if I went on a ride with more descending I would miss the bottom 2 cogs
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mattsurf wrote:


Maybe if I went on a ride with more descending I would miss the bottom 2 cogs


Once I get above 35'ish mph, I just tuck in and save energy. The effort required to overcome the wind resistance at those speeds is just not worth the gains for me
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BigFoz




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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Maybe if I went on a ride with more descending I would miss the bottom 2 cogs


Just customise it - drop the 13, swap to a 12 end sprocket, or lose the 13 & 12 and go 14/13/11 at the end (or 14/12/11). The sprockets separate and cane be put back how you want. I regularly swap between 2 varieties of "hilly" (12-26 / 12-27) or "flat" - 13-23. Keep the spacers in order - there is a fractionally different size one (I think between 2 and 3 biggest?) and you can match and mix to your heart's content.
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