Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Campagnolo Chorus Carbon Crankset

I just got this email from Brian:
My Campagnolo Chorus carbon crankset broke today while I was riding. I was riding pretty easy, today was an easy endurance ride. I got out of the saddle to give my butt a bit of a rest, but wasn't putting more than 175 watts in, and it busted out around the pedal thread insert.

I'm really hoping that Campagnolo will help me out with this, 'cause I was laid off about 6 weeks ago and have no funds to replace it, even with a cheap crank.
That is super lame. Hopefully Campagnolo helps him out, and if not, maybe one of my readers can. Contact me if you can.


Anonymous said...

I have the same problem exactly the same drive side same Chorus model and exactly the same type of break !

A have a friend in the bike industry that has told me from a Campagnolo source that it is a frequent occurrence with the cranks breaking
Camapgnolo is keeping quiet about it it seems !

greg said...

I just had my Campy Chorus fail the same way, right hand crank arm, the pedal eye came loose after a short stand going up hill I heard a very unusual creak,sat down and felt like the right pedal had come loose. The insert inside the carbon fiber has pulled half out of the crank arm. I have had to go back to a old alloy campy set for now. This is P.S!! I am not that strong a rider.

Unknown said...

Ditto with me too. Glue broke and the threaded metal pedal insert failed during the Snelling Road Race in central CaL this year. Most annoying.

Anonymous said...

How much body weight be applied to these cranks that defected?

Anonymous said...

Nothing heard about Record c-f?
What about those whom have put scrapes on >aluminum< Record double chainring crankset??