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Mix 'n' Match -- a report(4 posts)

Mix 'n' Match -- a reportAndy M-S
Apr 24, 2003 8:20 AM
I'm one of those people who like to mix things up a little. Until this spring, I was running a Bianchi with Sachs Ergo levers with a Shimano 105 3x8 drivetrain (that bikes now shifts with Shimano indexed DT levers).

But I knew I could do more...I read a report on describing how to mix Campy 10-speed brifters and Shimano 9-speed drivetrains and, well, I couldn't resist. I had already acquired a used frame that I liked better than the Bianchi, so...

The result is a bike that shifts better (faster, cleaner, quieter) than my DT-shifted bike. Details:

Frame/Fork: '92 Bridgestone RB-2, 56cm c-c. Metallic grapejuice purple, if that matters.

Stem: ITM Goccia, 100mm

Bars: TTT Morphe, 42mm

Headset: Chorus

Brifters: Centaur 10s

F.Derailer: Shimano 105

Crank: Stronglight Speedlight 175mm 53/39

BB: 107mm UN71 cartridge

R. Derailer: Shimano Ultegra

Cassette: Ultegra 12-25 9s

Chain: Shimano 9s

Wheels: Mavic CXP33 32h 14/15/14 spokes to Ultegra hubs

Tires: 23mm Axial Carbon front, 25mm Axial Carbon rear

Brakes: Campy Veloce

Post: SR Sakae

Saddle: Flite Ti

This is obviously not a superlight bike, but it's quite reasonable. What makes it stand out is the mixed drivetrain and how well that works. The Centaur 10s brifters are so incredibly smooth it's almost criminal.
re: Mix 'n' Match -- a reportSpunout
Apr 24, 2003 9:43 AM
If you think they shift good now, wait until you see them work on an all campagnolo bike!

You're not even halfway there.
And the point would be? Like Everest - because it's there? (nmKerry
Apr 26, 2003 5:56 PM
And the point would be? Like Everest - because it's there? (nmAndy M-S
May 1, 2003 8:47 AM
Better shifters (at least I think so) than Ultegra, for less money. And because it's there.