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Will Campy 10 sp shifters work with.....(6 posts)

Will Campy 10 sp shifters work with.....cycleaddict
Oct 3, 2003 9:55 AM
Shimano 10 sp cassette and XTR rear derailleur?
No one wants to touch this yet.But..the bull
Oct 4, 2003 3:40 AM
If the new Shimano 10 works with Campy 10 then you could run a Shimano rear wheel on a Campy bike.

Here is what I think.

Campy and Shimano 9 work together the freehub is the same spacing for 10 and 9 on campy.I heard that the spacing for Shimano is the same now too(for 10). So I would think that the spacing for 10 speed systems would be close enough.I think Shimano would change the spacing a few hundreths of an inch just so the spacings would be different and they could say that they are not interchangable. But the chances are good that these can be changed back and forth.

If any of you shop guys get a hold of the Shimano 10, go and stick it on a Campy bike and see if it works!
No one wants to touch this yet.But..Rusty Coggs
Oct 4, 2003 5:29 AM
Better chance of it working with a campy RD to do with the cable pull of the campy shifter,but they don't shift a mtb cassette.
I' try it again...Rusty Coggs
Oct 4, 2003 5:32 AM
Better chance of it working with a campy RD to go with the cable pull of the campy shifter.
I would say the problem would lie more in the XTR rd...russw19
Oct 4, 2003 12:03 PM
If it is Rapid Rise, then it would be really weird. It would go from the small cogs to the large ones as you cranked the thumb shifter button on a Campy 10 shifter. Remember, Rapid Rise is opposite movement in relation to the shifter as a regular derailleur. So if you are using the new XTR derailleur, then it would be really odd, but if you use the older 2002 model derailleur that was standard shift, your chances are better. But I am not sure that an XTR derailleur will shift 10 speed, even if it's Shimano (Shimano 10 speed, not Campy.) Remember, 2003 XTR is still 9 speed, as is 2004 XT. They upgraded the group, but I don't think that 10 speed drivetrains for MTB's is in the very near future. Too little space between cogs and a super narrow chain will just gunk up faster with mud. But then again, I don't work for Shimano or Campy, so what do I know.

10 speed MTB *probably* possible now...satanas
Oct 10, 2003 1:02 AM
... by using 10 speed barcons with the Forge thumbshifter mounts. Use a 10 speed chain and cassette spacers with loose cogs, ie LX. Hopefully, 9 speed derailleur should work - old 6 speed XT derailleurs work fine with 7, 8, 9 speed etc.

Worth a try for curiosity's sake!