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 Post subject: Shifter compatibility
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:25 am 
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Hi all, I'm running an 8 speed cassette with a campag rear mech and friction downtube shifters.
I'm happy enough with friction but I'm toying with the idea of getting some indexed shifters.
My question is will I need campag shifters?
There are some nicely priced Sunrace shifters on ebay but I'm guessing shimano and campag rear mechs use different cable pull?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:02 am 
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Old Campagnolo 8spd cassette spacing will work with Shimano shifting - I had this with my Pennine with its Campagnolo Shamal 8spd wheelset with Shimano 600 shifting.

Shimano 8spd cassette spacing should work with Campagnolo shifting - but I've never tried it so may be talking out of my hat.

Campagnolo 8spd spacing is 5.0mm with Shimano at 4.8mm

Campagnolo has a different cable pull and reach varying over the years when compared to a fairly stable Shimano

So if you have a Shimano rear mech, Campagnolo 8spd cassette and Sunrace shifters, its should work

However, those Sunrace levers are a bit vague when compared to other brands.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:39 am 
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Mark, I've a campag rear mech on a shimano cassette.
What do you think?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:48 am 
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Fit Shimano everything, it just works!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:10 am 
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Yeah but this campag rear mech is soo shiny!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:18 am 
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Probably not. Shimano and campag 8 speed have wildly different cable pulls (2,8mm/3,5mm) and as above, slightly different cog pitch.


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 Post subject: Re: Re:
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:39 pm 
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chrisv40 wrote:
Yeah but this campag rear mech is soo shiny!

need a picture


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:47 pm 
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legrandefromage wrote:
Fit Campag everything, it just works!


There fixed that for ya :D


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:02 pm 
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allenh wrote:
legrandefromage wrote:
Dont Fit Campag anything, it just doesnt work!


There fixed that for ya :D



You sure?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:10 pm 
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legrandefromage wrote:
Fit Shimano everything, it just works!


I see you got your Shimano sponsorship deal then :wink: :facepalm:


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