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?Shimano-Campy Barcons compatible?(5 posts)

?Shimano-Campy Barcons compatible?scabber
Oct 3, 2003 10:53 AM
Would some new 8spd Ultegra barcons work with an otherwise 8spd Campy Chorus drivetrain? If not, do Campy barcons exist and where can they be purchased?

much thanks from a newbie cyclocrosser
re: ?Shimano-Campy Barcons compatible?ctisevn
Oct 3, 2003 3:40 PM
cant say with confidence if the ultegra barcons would work but I doubt it. Ive never tried. I think they can be "switched" between friction and indexed so theyd work in the friction setting. if not indexed. all specualtion on my part though.
Campy barcons do exist, has them but they are not inexpensive. about 120 I think but head over and check. Ive got a campy 9speed drivetrain and thought about going with them but theyre just too rich for my wallet. I went with suntour bar-con friction shifters instead.
Oct 3, 2003 4:18 PM
Unless you use them only in the friction mode. Shimano and campy have a different spacing in the cassette, and the indexed shift pulls the correct cable amount for the brand of origin. A solution would be to get campy barends, or get a shimano rear hub/cassette setup. The derailluer won't care, as long as the shifters and gears are the same make.
did Campy make 8speed barcons?scabber
Oct 3, 2003 7:36 PM
cant seem to find any on e-bay or anywhere
did Campy make 8speed barcons?GreenFan
Oct 4, 2003 1:09 PM
I have a used Campy 8 speed group in my garage, including a pair of Record Ergo-Levers. I would be happy to sell what I have, but you might be better off picking up a new pair of Campy 9 speed levers...the 8 speed stuff doesn't have as good a reputation for crisp shifting as the later 9 speed stuff, the 9 speed Ergo-Levers should work fairly well with the 8 speed derailleurs.