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shimano upgrade questions(2 posts)

shimano upgrade questionsNed12
Sep 7, 2001 10:59 AM
I just bought a GT VR 5.0 with Shimano Sora components. Its cheap I know but I wanted to get back into road biking and figured I would upgrade along the way. First of all I was thinking about upgrading shifters. Can I upgrade to campy shifters without converting more components to make them compatible or would it be better to stay with Shimano all round? Also in certain gear combos the chain rubs against the front derailleur. I read that the 5.0's are prone to this issue. Is this something that can be tweaked, replaced, or am I just screwed?

Thanks
noalex the engineer
Sep 7, 2001 11:26 AM
for the most part, campy shifters will not work with shimano stuff. sorry.