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Does anyone have an opinion on how many miles I should expect from a Campy Centaur CT chain ring? I ask, because I can get a spare set for dirt cheap, but if I will not outlive the current one, I will pass.

FYI, I have about 9000 miles of life left in me.
 

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ahh, 400 mi a yr? u seriously don't need extra rings...

that said i think my UT chainrings wear out quicker than older record.. hrmm... maybe it hit something cos two teeth are worn at the same place... still works fine.
 

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Much thanks. BTW, how many miles do you think Centuar BB will last (spindle). It looks like Veloces are gone everywhere and I don't want to think about finding one years from now so I am looking at getting a spare. All my experience up till now is cup and cone.
 

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no problemo... now campy bearings is were its at.... i ran the old record sq taper and it had 10k... no issues at all.... the newer UT has bigger bearings so should last even longer... mine i would s'pose would have about 4k on them... i recently needed to reinstall them due to a cracked frame... and they were perfect... not even close to needing replacement...i'd have a good look at them at about 8-10k... i also race this frame and mash up hills and am heavy for a cyclist...

so yeah... i have about the equivalent of about 10 yrs use... u don't need back up bits.... u don't need a veloce crank for parts... the spindle is not the bearing package a la shimano... u need a shop to pull the cartridge style bearing and re-install.... so wort comes to worst, u just need the bearings... as is the norm w/ cartirdge, its prolly an industrial standard size, or there are lots of aftermarket manufacturers willing to make it into one...

in any case, campy is pretty good with NOS parts... u just need the pqart number from their tech docs online and ur lbs can order it... their prices are fair considering.... u can even now get parts for old discontinued ergos... i recently had to rebuild mine b/c a spring broke on my non QS 2005 chorus ergolever... cost: $5... so no worries there...
 

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not to mention, if the centaur crank wears out it prolly isn't economical to replace rings and bearings... i'd bin it and get whatever is out at the time... seriously, i bought my Centaur UT for like $155 a while ago !
 
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