When the news broke about Campy's new Potenza 11-32 cassette I ordered one. Wasn't sure if it would work but it seemed possible. Also ordered a medium cage Potenza derailleur in case of chain length problems. Today I finally got around to installing the cassette on Viner Maxima and preliminary testing (ride around the village) seems promising. All the gears work on small ring and only the 50-32 cross chain is unusable on big ring. That I never use. I'll try to give it a proper test tomorrow up some 18-20% grade.
Note: the Potenza lockring is heavy chrome steel, so I tried substituting the Chorus alloy lockring. Didn't work at first, then I noticed the spacing was different with the Potenza 11-tooth cog and lockring. With Chorus 11-tooth cog and lockring plus the rest of the Potenza cassette it works great.
|Maybe I'll be able to climb at last|