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Switching from Shimano to Campy(4 posts)

Switching from Shimano to Campymichael
Jun 3, 2001 5:08 PM

I purchased a late 80s Italian Steel frame this spring that was built up with Shimano 600 components. I would like to switch these out ot Campy components and was wondering if there is a source for comporable Campy components that someone can recommend. Also, I was wondering if it is possible to purchase more modern Campy components but to be able to still take advantage of the friction downtube shifters

Thanks in advance and (nm)davidl
Jun 3, 2001 7:31 PM
re: Switching from Shimano to CampyJohnG
Jun 3, 2001 7:42 PM
You might want to search through the archives as the "upgrade" subject has been beat about quite a bit. FWIW, the consensus is generally to replace the entire drivetrain at the same time..... if you feel like you must upgrade. Another generality is that it's always cheaper to buy a bike that is already "upgraded".

Also, your frame probably has "narrow" rear dropouts but you should still be able to use the new wider hubs if you do end upgrading your rig.

Last point.... another approach would be to restore it to a classic setup. That would probably be "cooler" in the long run.

re: Switching from Shimano to Campymackgoo
Jun 3, 2001 7:53 PM
E bay has alot of campy stuff. It seems pretty good prices for the older stuff Nuevo, Record C etc. Go to E bay and search campagnolo.