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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:52 pm 
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As per above please, got my eyes on a Campy Daytona front mech - now I need to know if it's compatible with a triple crank? The triple crank is also Campagnolo (not sure of group off the top of my head). Can anyone assist? Will be used with Friction Shifters if that makes any difference?

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Martin


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:11 pm 
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The triple ones have a deeper back plate to aid shifting off a granny ring.
That's not to say you can't try to get it to work even if it's a double.

The main issue is ensuring compatibility with tyou shifters. Later QS ones can be problematic. If they are micro-index ones then you should have no problems, whatever mech you choose.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:05 pm 
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As hamster says the proper triple will work best but I used to use a Suntour double on my Campag 53/42/30 triple with no problems.

Ignore the comments about QS/micro-index that's Ergo-speak and nothing to do with friction shifters.

Mark.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:24 pm 
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Oops, forgot the bit about friction shifters. :oops:


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:12 pm 
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It may well work. I use an ancient Record sh-ifter =onj kkkkkm a triple.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:13 pm 
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Sorry. Cats and key ythuuuuuuuuu=a-sgdtttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttboards don't mix


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:21 pm 
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if the mech is for double chainsets, it may not work. I changed a Compact Centaur chainset to a Centaur Triple. The Centaur Compact front mech didn't have enough throw to reach the outer ring. Had to use one of the triple-specific front mechs.


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