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Will campy 8sp shifters shift an shimano rear derailluer(8 posts)

Will campy 8sp shifters shift an shimano rear derailluerBobha8
Nov 24, 2003 9:05 PM
I am building up a cross/rain/touring bike, I have all shimano stuff laying around to do it including bar end shifters. But I really like the my sti/ergo shifters and if I was to put them on this bike I would prefer campy besause thats whats on my regular ride. I don't mind spenging the money for some used shifters and a cassette converter, but don't wat to buy a new group.
thanx,
Bob
re: Get a campy rear derailer....nmRusty Coggs
Nov 24, 2003 9:28 PM
nm
Bottom bracket dropGripfer
Nov 24, 2003 10:34 PM
What is it? Centerline of BB to line through front and rear axles?
Agree with Campy rear derailluer recommendationbimini
Nov 25, 2003 7:00 AM
The geometery is different on the Shimano. You can use the new 9 speed Campy rear derailluer with the 8 speed ergo levers if you use a 9 speed chain. (you can use an 8 speed chain if you change out the jockey wheels and jockey bolts to accommodate the wider chain. The new 9 speed Campy geometry is compatable with the old Campy 8 speed. Don't get the pre 2000 Campy 9 speed. It has an incompatible geometry.

I have heard you can run an 8 speed Shimano rear hub and cluster on a campy setup. The spacing is slightly different but close enough. You may want to check branfordbike.com to verify this.

The shimano front derailleur will work with the ergo. I had that mix for over a year and it worked well. The shimano chainring, cranks and BB are fine. The SRAM 68 eight speed chain or SRAM 69 9 speed chain should work with both Campy and Shimano.
As long as the shifter & cassette are the same, no prob. nmSenorPedro
Nov 25, 2003 10:24 AM
yeah, there is a problem... nmRusty Coggs
Nov 25, 2003 1:12 PM
nm
True, the presence of shimano is always a problem ;) nmSenorPedro
Nov 25, 2003 6:07 PM
If you enjoy fiddling around with stuff, give it a try.dzrider
Nov 25, 2003 11:24 AM
I like that kind of task and can often make it work with a little trial and error. Often if I try for a while with no success I'll let it sit for a few days, try again and get it to work. Just do the experimenting b4 putting on the handle bar tape.