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Downtube shifters with Campagnolo 2000/2001 Derailleurs(3 posts)

Downtube shifters with Campagnolo 2000/2001 Derailleurs42/52 Kelly
Aug 4, 2001 6:03 PM
Can anyone tell me if my 8 speed retro-friction levers will work with either a 2000-Ti or 2001-Carbon Campagnolo 9 speed derailleur? I like the simplicity of non-indexed downtube shifters so any help would be appreciated.
friction shifters will work anything, but why???C-40
Aug 5, 2001 11:47 AM
Using indexed shifters actually simplifies riding. No guess work when shifting. Adjusting indexed cables is extremely simple, and they rarely need readjusted once set. Get some new indexed shifters, with matching cassette, chain and derailleur and go modern. You couldn't pay me to use friction shifters.
Big Plans42/52 Kelly
Aug 5, 2001 12:43 PM
Thanks for the advise C40. It confirms my plans to update my bike.

I am using Spinergy/Shimano wheels with Campy Record Ti 8 and friction right now. Friction works well in cases such as this, but the wider 8speed derailler has very limited clearance with the spokes.

Branford bike sells remanufactured Shimano cassettes to work with Campagnolo Record 9 or 10. After the 2002 Campy announcements I will purchase a Record 9 Carbon Derailleur and the new indexed downtube shifters to go with the Wheels Manufacturing Cassette and shimaNO chain. The old parts should find a happy home on eBay.

Hopefully Campy won't change to much this year. Gotta keep up with the Jones!