Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Tail hook lengthener meets Campagnolo

I've finally had a crack at putting one of my Ali-express "Road-Links" on the Peugeot, which means I can get a decent gear range out of the Campy Nuovo Record rear derailer that I had lying about. It works really well. Its not an outrageous range, 13-30, but it may go bigger, I haven't tried it yet. I'm pretty sure I saw one shifting to a 42 tooth on Instagram one day, but don't quote me...

My Peugeot is from the 70's so its drop-out is not normally compatible with a Campy derailer, hence the "Road-link" which I would rather hack about with, than the actual frame. I just ground off a bit of the tab with my electric drill and did it up good and tight.

Hopefully it will be a useful addition for Eroica Montalcino.

https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/products/roadlink
https://www.aliexpress.com
Disraeli-Gears



6 comments:

Shoeless Joe said...

Are you heading away for a euro race? It's a great solution for an old steed

El jefe said...

Eroica Montalcino in Tuscany Joe !

Andy Scherer said...

That's pretty interesting. What freewheel/cassette have you got on there? I have a bike with NR that I'd put that on, I'm limited to 28T for now.

El jefe said...

I'm pretty sure it was an 11-30 MTB cassette in 8 speed.
It was too wide, so I just took the 11 off. Now its 13-30, but my big ring is a 54 so thats not too bad on the flat. Scroll down for details here Andy.
http://jeffsbike.blogspot.co.nz/2017/05/peugeot-px10-for-leroica-japan.html

Andy Scherer said...

Thanks, Jeff. I thought that Pug looked familiar, and I have a '71 PX-10 myself. But I saw that post when I was thinking about putting a set of Barlow Pass tires on my Raleigh International: https://flic.kr/p/ESxWs8

I'm running a 7-speed Shimano 13-28 freewheel on the Raleigh and would love to get a little lower given my 42-tooth small ring. Think I'll order one up and play around with it.

El jefe said...

I'm not sure what is out there but a 32 or 34 might be options too. I just havent any of them to try... I think.