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Will Campy Shifters work with a Shimano drivetrain?(7 posts)

Will Campy Shifters work with a Shimano drivetrain?pwojcikowski
Oct 12, 2002 7:48 AM
My friend is building a bike based on the Shimano Tiagra group. He wants to make one exception to the "whole group" concept, Campagnolo Veloce Shifters. Will those work with Shimano?
NO....C-40
Oct 12, 2002 7:51 AM
The amount of cable pull on shimano and campy shifters is not the same.

Personally, I wouldn't build a bike with components lower than 105, if you intend to ride many miles. The Tiagra stuff is not likely to last very long.
Go All Veloce, and 9 speed system will work with Shimano wheelsSpunout
Oct 12, 2002 3:11 PM
but you may have adjustment problemsweiwentg
Oct 12, 2002 3:37 PM
with the rear derailleur, depending on chainstay length. my cross bike uses daytona with a shimano cassette. it's good enough but it's not exactly perfect. it is a very small bike.
not the best advice...C-40
Oct 13, 2002 5:03 AM
While you can use shimano wheels with some success with a campy 9 drivetrain, it certainly not something that should be done, except to get some extra use from an old shimano cassette. The shifting won't be nearly as good, and the derailleur adjustment must be done differently.

The derailleur must be adjusted by trial and error to be centered on the middle cog, to distribute the over-shifting error equally between upshifts and downshifts. The derailleur positioning error will still accumulate to 20% on the fourth shift. Since the campy derailleur overshifts substantially, the limit screws must also be set properly to avoid shifting the chain into the spokes.
re: Will Campy Shifters work with a Shimano drivetrain?ThirtyFive
Oct 12, 2002 4:04 PM
why tiagra if you dont mind me asking?
Well...pwojcikowski
Oct 12, 2002 10:24 PM
My little brothrers cycling club has got some money for new bikes, 2t o be exact. They want build them up as cheap as possible because the funds are very limeited. I honestly don;t know the details of "why", but i guess this is the cheapest possible combo they came up with.