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Can I use Campy shifters with Dura-Ace derailures(7 posts)

Can I use Campy shifters with Dura-Ace derailuresglia
Oct 19, 2003 5:20 AM
I like the look and feel of Campy shifters. I also like the way you can run all cables under the bar tape. On the other hand, I have Dura-Ace (9, 2003) front and rear derailures and of course my wheels are set up for Dura-Ace. Can I only switch out the shifters and leave the rest the same? Can the indexing be set so that it supports 9 gears instead of 10?
Thanks for your wisdom!
re: Can I use Campy shifters with Dura-Ace derailuresRusty Coggs
Oct 19, 2003 5:34 AM
Campy 10 shifters work with a shimano DA 9 RD and 9 speed cassette by using the alternate cable mount position on the DA RD.The FD is not an issue.
not quite right....C-40
Oct 19, 2003 6:49 AM
The alternate cable mount position on a shimano derailleur only relocates the cable from the top side of the bolt to the bottom side. To make the campy 10 shifter work with the shimano derailleur, the cable must be routed under the bottom of the cable clamp to further lengthen the lever arm.

The detailed picture is shown as figure B at the site below.
not quite right....Rusty Coggs
Oct 19, 2003 6:57 AM
I'm, holding a 9 speed DA RD in my hand, and the 'normal' cable position is BELOW the bolt.
...but I did misspeak,Rusty Coggs
Oct 19, 2003 7:30 AM 'THE alternate cable mount position', refrences Shimano instructions and the relocation of the cable mount from below the bolt to the backside of it, rather than 'AN alternate cable mount' to the front side, as described in the hubbub article.
Will I need a tripple fron derailure?glia
Oct 19, 2003 12:06 PM
On the website cited above
it mentiones a need for a tripple fron derailure. Is that really necessary? I'd like to use my normal 2-9 Dura-Ace derailure setup.
Will I need a tripple fron derailure?Rusty Coggs
Oct 19, 2003 12:52 PM
The way I read it they were using a triple crankset.If you are using a double double, use the DA double FD.