Is it possible to build an 11-29 Campagnolo Cassette?

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ScottGoBlue
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by ScottGoBlue

I've considered moving from my current setup to Campy someday. However, I've typically used an 11-28 cassette on my Shimano and Sram drivetrains.

Can you alter Campy cassettes? I'd love to have something like: 11,12,13,14,15,17,19,21,23,26,29 (a morph of the 11-23 and 12-29).

Here's a snapshot of Record cassette cogs:
The 11-23 includes- 11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,21,23
The 11-25 includes- 11,12,13,14,15,16,17,19,21,23,25
The 12-25 includes- 12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,21,23,25
The 12-27 includes- 12,13,14,15,16,17,19,21,23,25,27
The 12-29 includes- 12,13,14,15,16,17,19,21,23,26,29

Thanks, Scott

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by ultimobici

No problem. Just take a 12-29 cassette & replace the loose sprockets with those from any 11-23. Voilà!

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by ScottGoBlue

Awesome. Thanks! 8)

I wondered if it was easy ... so the only issue is the cost.

Scott

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by DaveS

You'll need the first two cogs from an 11- up cassette and toss the 16T from the 12-29. Fortunately, that 16T is a loose cog.

I expect that you'll find the 15-17 shift to work poorly, since the teeth won't be properly timed for a 15-17 shift.

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by bikerjulio

note that every one of the stock cassettes has the 15-16-17 sprockets. and 16t might be the most heavily used. personally, I'd much rather have that than an 11t. I'm using a 12-29 and very happy with it.
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Worked flawlessly when riding in the Var region & up the Bonnette. The 11 in itself isn't the reason I prefer it to a 12 up cassette. It's the fact that the 13 is in a useable position, that is third not second sprocket. Makes it possible to use 34 x 13, which is almost identical to 42 x 16. Perfect cruising gear fir me.

I generally run 50/39 with an 11/23 or 11/25. Only when it's mountainous does the 34 and then the 29 come out to play!

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by ScottGoBlue

Again, thanks for the feedback.

Along the same lines, I suppose: is any 11 speed Campy rear derailleur compatible with a 29 tooth cassette? I have a buddy who heard that you need a "pre 2010" RD for it to work?

Scott

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Buy a veloce 13-29T and a 11-something tooth. All the sprockets are seperate with veloce so you can have anything you want so long as the cogs exist.

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by DaveS

Actually, it's late 2009 and newer shifters that will work with a 29T large cog. Only the early 2009 models had the different "B" screw mechanism, that won't allow the upper jocky pulley to clear a 29T cog.

Veloce cassettes are not a solution for an 11 speed, 11-29.

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