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Campy calipers with Shimano STI levers?(3 posts)

Campy calipers with Shimano STI levers?Starliner
Feb 23, 2002 10:57 AM
I'm in process of getting parts for a build and want to stick with shimano for the shifters/gears for compatability in swapping wheelsets between bikes.

However for the brake calipers I found some Campy Chorus. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I would think they would work fine with the STI's. Only worry thought I had was that Campys might require a different throw length than the Shimanos, which would be a function of the shifters. Can anybody experienced with such a mixed setup set me straight?
caliper releaseAllUpHill
Feb 23, 2002 12:50 PM
The only problem I can forsee is that you'll have no way to quickly spread the calipers, which would certainly be a hassle. Shimano parts have the quick release on the calipers and none on the levers, while Campy stuff is the other way around.

Now if you had Campy levers with Shimano calipers, you'd have double the quick-releasing power ...
re: Campy calipers with Shimano STI levers?davet
Feb 23, 2002 5:48 PM
I am running Campy Daytona calipers with Ultegra shifters. Like the other poster said, there is no quick release to allow the calipers to open for wheel removal. By running the barrel adjuster almost all the way out and clamping the brake cable then so the brakes funtion properly I can remove my wheels (700X23 tires) by turning the cable adjuster in until the calipers open wide enough.