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Shimano + Campy drivetrain(5 posts)

Shimano + Campy drivetrainthePeach
Apr 11, 2001 2:50 PM
Is a Shimano 9-spd cassette fully compatable with a Campy 9-speed drivetrain? I have new Mavic Cosmos wheels with a Shimano hub/cassette (Ultegra) that i'm trying to integrate with my Campy Veloce drivetrain and i can't get the shifting "dialed in". Anyone have suggestions (based on experience) on getting these components to work together? jim in SLC
re: Consider this.....JohnnyP
Apr 11, 2001 4:44 PM
Shimano 9 cog spacing is 4.34mm and campy 9 is 4.55mm. Now ask yourself why it don't work........The campy shifters and derailer are designed to shift the campy spacing,not the shimano.
re: Shimano + Campy drivetrainAlexG
Apr 11, 2001 5:05 PM
I used a spinergy rear with 9sp ultegra cassette on a campy chorus 9sp drivetrain and had 'the' best shifting ever - the trick I used was to use an ultegra chain with TA chainrings and tacx jockey wheels on the rear mech. Consequently, the chain was always in contact with 'non-campy' components. It worked fine and since then have had no hesitation in doing it again. Good luck and just have a bit of patience.

re: Shimano + Campy drivetrainsimonb
Apr 12, 2001 2:41 AM
try a mavic cc9 cassette, it is supplied with spacers
for campag, so you'll get perfect shifting.

re: Shimano + Campy drivetrainHomer
Apr 14, 2001 6:17 AM
Try adjusting your rear deraileur using the 5th cog instead of the
1st cog.