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campy/shimano drivetrain(5 posts)

campy/shimano drivetrainteamplayr
Feb 8, 2002 7:14 AM
Do campy record levers work with shimano der.?
I am going to be using FSA cranks on a shimano BB with shimano cogs and a sachs chain. I would like to use carbon record shifters as well. Will a campy rear der. and shimano front der. work with this set up? Or could I use dura ace for both der.? Or should I use campy for both der.? Any input would be appreciated.
BTW- I am using the shimano cogs b/c of the wheels that I currently have.
Some answersLigon
Feb 8, 2002 7:39 AM
1.)Campy and Shimano front derailluers and cranks will work fine with each others shifters. This is not the case with rear derailluers.

2.)I would suggest using both Campy front and rear derailluers.

3.)As far as the cogset, I would suggest looking at a Mavic or Wheels cogset. They are designed to fit a Shimano freehub body but give you Campy compatable shifting.

Hope this helps,

more problems...C-40
Feb 8, 2002 9:23 AM
Using a shimano cassette with campy ergo levers and rear derailleur won't produce the best shifting. There is a 5% difference in cog spacing; campy's is 4.55mm and shimano's is 4.32mm. The rear derailleur must be aligned to the center cog to keep the positoning error to a minimum. The error still accumulates to 20% after 4 shifts.

Nine mavic cogs with campy spacing won't fit on a shimano hub. The Wheels Mfg. "accelerator" cassette would be a better option.

It's also not wise the spend money on new campy 9 speed parts, IMO. If you want to use campy, sell your old stuff and get all campy 10 speed parts.
re: campy/shimano drivetrainTroyboy
Feb 8, 2002 1:26 PM
Agree with above. If you plan on mixing and matching just because of your wheels, sell your wheels and go full bore Record 10. You won't regret it. Otherwise, go all Shimano. Don't forget the spacing of the chainrings mounted on the crank is different for both as well.
re: campy/shimano drivetrainkcd
Feb 11, 2002 11:35 AM
My bike (8-speed) has record ergo shifters, record rear der., shimano 600 front der., and shimano D/A cassette and hub. They seem to work fine together. The slight differences in the spacing between Campy and Shimano components do not appear to make much of a difference, at least for my 8-speed setup.