FatCogs Community Discussion Forums

Go Back   FatCogs Community Discussion Forums > Fat Chance Bicycles > Builder's Corner

Builder's Corner Restoration and preservation. Keep them running in perfect shape. What size is your bottom bracket?

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old March 10th, 2013, 12:19 PM   #1
yo bro
New Member
 
Join Date: March 5th, 2013
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 1
Default Chris Chance road bike

hello fellow cogs!

i wanted to get opinions/recommendations on building up my 1996 (i think) Chris Chance road bike. right now it is a fast as hell single-speeder but, with an eventual move to Colorado in the works, i wanted to start tossing around ideas to convert to a 8/9/10 speed bike for all the climbing in my future. questions, questions, questions ....

what speeds should be at my disposal, (8/9/10)?
what size clamp is front derailleur, (bottom pull)?
are mounts on down-tube specifically for cable routing or braze on shifters? i'm assuming cable routing ...
shimano or campagnolo shifters/derailleurs? i'm leaning towards finding vintage campy.

any assistance towards these questions or bringing up anything i may have missed would be greatly appreciated!

happy trails/roads ahead,
james b
yo bro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 10th, 2013, 8:33 PM   #2
colker
Senior Member
 
colker's Avatar
 
Join Date: June 1st, 2006
Location: rio de janeiro
Posts: 1,040
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by yo bro View Post
hello fellow cogs!

i wanted to get opinions/recommendations on building up my 1996 (i think) Chris Chance road bike. right now it is a fast as hell single-speeder but, with an eventual move to Colorado in the works, i wanted to start tossing around ideas to convert to a 8/9/10 speed bike for all the climbing in my future. questions, questions, questions ....

what speeds should be at my disposal, (8/9/10)?
what size clamp is front derailleur, (bottom pull)?
are mounts on down-tube specifically for cable routing or braze on shifters? i'm assuming cable routing ...
shimano or campagnolo shifters/derailleurs? i'm leaning towards finding vintage campy.

any assistance towards these questions or bringing up anything i may have missed would be greatly appreciated!

happy trails/roads ahead,
james b
Campy Chorus, Athena, Record or Shimano Dura Ace.
__________________
wanted: ride time.
colker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 13th, 2013, 4:17 PM   #3
laffeaux
Member
 
Join Date: July 16th, 2004
Location: Boise, ID
Posts: 78
Default

I rode a '98 Chris Chance for many years. It was a great riding frame.

Quote:
Originally Posted by yo bro View Post
what speeds should be at my disposal, (8/9/10)?
The spacing for 8, 9, 10, and 11 speed are all 130mm. You can use any of them.

Quote:
Originally Posted by yo bro View Post
what size clamp is front derailleur, (bottom pull)?
Pretty sure that its 28.6mm. And all road FDs are bottom pull.

Quote:
Originally Posted by yo bro View Post
are mounts on down-tube specifically for cable routing or braze on shifters? i'm assuming cable routing ...!
The down tube braze-ons are the same for down tube shifters or for routing integrated bar shifters (I'm not actually sure what the name of the piece is that mounts on to the braze on). But you can use either style of shifter on the bike. In the era when the frame was made, almost every new bike used integrated shifters.

Quote:
Originally Posted by yo bro View Post
shimano or campagnolo shifters/derailleurs? i'm leaning towards finding vintage campy.
I ride both, and both work well. I've found Campy 8-speed to be a little more finicky to set than Campy 10-speed or Shimano. I've not used Campy 9-speed which only existed for a really short time (maybe a year?). An advantage of Shimano is that it's interchangeable with mountain components - kind of nice on long mountanous rides when you can install a 30 or 32T cog and mountain derailler. An advantage of Campy is that it's not Shimano. (Actually my only issue with Shimano is that all of their road components made after 9-speeds looks like crap on a steel frame.)
laffeaux is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 13th, 2013, 5:56 PM   #4
colker
Senior Member
 
colker's Avatar
 
Join Date: June 1st, 2006
Location: rio de janeiro
Posts: 1,040
Default

I ride both, and both work well. I've found Campy 8-speed to be a little more finicky to set than Campy 10-speed or Shimano. I've not used Campy 9-speed which only existed for a really short time (maybe a year?). An advantage of Shimano is that it's interchangeable with mountain components - kind of nice on long mountanous rides when you can install a 30 or 32T cog and mountain derailler. An advantage of Campy is that it's not Shimano. (Actually my only issue with Shimano is that all of their road components made after 9-speeds looks like crap on a steel frame.)[/QUOTE]

Any Campy will look good and work well. Unless you go Dura ace..
and yes, those Shimano road cranks of late look like 80s euro disco in a bad way.
__________________
wanted: ride time.
colker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 14th, 2013, 12:45 PM   #5
tvcreative
Senior Member
 
tvcreative's Avatar
 
Join Date: March 15th, 2010
Location: Naperville IL
Posts: 716
Default

IF you wanna look at it, I like campy 8 speed

if you wanna ride it , i would deck it with dura ace 9 speed ala 2001

7701 series?

the stuff takes a pounding and looks good and would fit the bike's time period

Also, I would consider king hubs and headset for colorado...DT RR1 rims?
tvcreative is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 21st, 2013, 12:11 PM   #6
nader
Senior Member
 
nader's Avatar
 
Join Date: July 17th, 2011
Location: in the harbor
Posts: 317
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tvcreative View Post
...

Also, I would consider king hubs and headset for colorado...DT RR1 rims?
king hubs for road bike? what are they?
nader is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 21st, 2013, 7:45 PM   #7
tvcreative
Senior Member
 
tvcreative's Avatar
 
Join Date: March 15th, 2010
Location: Naperville IL
Posts: 716
Default

Chris King Road Bike Hubs?

Nadar not sure what you mean...they are bombproof
tvcreative is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 22nd, 2013, 1:46 PM   #8
nader
Senior Member
 
nader's Avatar
 
Join Date: July 17th, 2011
Location: in the harbor
Posts: 317
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tvcreative View Post
Chris King Road Bike Hubs?

Nadar not sure what you mean...they are bombproof
I don't know why, but somehow for me are dura ace or campa the only standard comps for a retro road bike ...ok shimano 600 would also be an alternative ..but king bubs

Well maybe I'm not an expert in the field
nader is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 27th, 2013, 8:08 AM   #9
laffeaux
Member
 
Join Date: July 16th, 2004
Location: Boise, ID
Posts: 78
Default

King Road hubs are nice, but they have only be available for a few years. They'd look a bit out of place on an older frame. However, on a newer bike, they'd look great.
laffeaux is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 27th, 2013, 8:52 AM   #10
mainlyfats
Senior Member
 
mainlyfats's Avatar
 
Join Date: August 13th, 2004
Location: Winnipeg
Posts: 766
Default

Why not a (mostly) American build? Phil Wood hubs (28h front/32h), WI VBC w/ti bottom bracket, Paul M Racers with Dura Ace/Ultegra derailleurs, brifters.
mainlyfats is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:54 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.