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Riding Shimano and Campy(8 posts)

Riding Shimano and CampyRoger H
Jan 26, 2004 5:20 PM
I just picked up a new frame, a Ciocc Challenger. I was thinking about building it with Campy but all my other bikes, including my current one, an Ultimate, have been Dura Ace. I suppose it would be more practical to have both bikes the same, but I'm seldom practical. Is it strange to switch back and forth? Thanks.
Spare rear wheels?MR_GRUMPY
Jan 26, 2004 6:23 PM
Sometimes it's nice to have all your wheels compatable, so that you can exchange them. It's always easier if you have a spare wheel sitting around, even if it is on another bike.
Hurry if you want to get Dura Ace 9 speed.
Spare rear wheels?Roger H
Jan 26, 2004 6:34 PM
I was considering a conversion cassette so that I could switch if necessary.
Spare rear wheels?Steve Bailey
Jan 26, 2004 7:26 PM
Campy 9 and Shimano 9 have very, very close spacing on the rear cassette.

I run a Heron, Campy Ergo 9 shifters and R derailer with Shimano wheels and an Ultegra 12-21 9 spd. cassette. I have an 8 spd cassette spacer replacing the 9 spd. spacer between the 15 and 16 cogs. This shifts as well as the Wheels Manufacturing cassette I had used. My wheels are all compatable - Heron to Lemond, with 3 different sets of wheels.

Sheldon Brown had this 8 spd spacer tip somewhere on his site, FWIW.

Steve B.
Spare rear wheels?rogue_CT1
Jan 26, 2004 8:07 PM
Just get a Wheels Manufacturing conversion cassette they work just fine with Campy and fit perfectly on shimano hubs.
Assume you're asking about Ergo vs STI not equipmentboneman
Jan 27, 2004 11:51 AM
which others have covered. I ride both, STI-9 and Record 10. Practically speaking, you rarely push the wrong lever or button. I ride the STI during the week, daily but on shorter rides vs. the weekend when I'm on the Ergo for much longer rides. There are times, infrequent but they happen, when I push the outside of the Record brake lever rather than the inner lever. That's it and it rarely happens.

If you're racing, I don't anymore, it can cost you but probably not much as it's going to a lower numeric gear rather than in a sprint where you'd be likely to go to a higher one.

As they say in Oz, no worries.
Assume you're asking about Ergo vs STI not equipmentRoger H
Jan 27, 2004 5:01 PM
Yes, thanks. That was what I was wondering about- shifting. Sounds like no big deal.
Assume you're asking about Ergo vs STI not equipmentbuffedupboy
Jan 28, 2004 3:54 AM

I've got my training bike with Mirage shifters and rear D. And my race bike has full ultegra. Both bikes share wheels, I know the tolerances are low but I managed to tune it such that they shift perfectly on both bikes with the same wheels.

It is rather strange because the mirage shifter hoods are much smaller. I personally recommend that you have both so that you can try them out. I really loved campy after trying the mirage so you will be suprised. But then going back to Shimano is also quite nice because it feels softer. Kinda like driving a toyota vs a ferrari......