Right so .... on my weekend long ride I got to thinking.
How about trying that 'SRAMErgo' 10sp hodge podge, I have a derailleur. I also know someone that would surely have an old 11-3x 10sp cassette hanging around.
So I happen to see both my 'dealers' this morning over at my LBS The Workshop in Alberhoughton
Grumpy did not disappoint of course, provided an 11-34 10sp cassette straight from the dustbin!
Big Wayne from Cape Cycles just casually mentions 'you'll need a hanger extender' ... how these okes know these things. I had one 😎
Anyway to cut a long story shorter, fitted it all and yes it works a bloody treat! I have also swopped that front 53 crank setup with a compact 50 and also a 'cool kid' Pauls Chainkeeper
Gone from a 1x8 53x11-32 (Campag 10sp shifter, Shimano 8sp cassette, chain and derailleur) to a 1x10 50x11-34 (Campag 10sp shifter, Shimano 10sp cassette, chain and 10sp SRAM RED derailleur)
Should be kinder on my old legs 😎
The workstand and round the block tests have been successful but the real test will be the next few rides!
P.S I have already been chastised by Grumpy about that '1m white cable that must double as a lock when I go the corner cafe' 😒
He did offer an elegant solution using a V-Pipe which I will pursue in the next day or 2