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 Post subject: Campagnolo Vs Shimano?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 5:53 pm 
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Could someone please tell me what the difference is between Campag and Shimano? Could I use a shimano chainset/groupset with Campag wheels, I have heard not, but why?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 1:03 pm 
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there are ways.......but first a question...why? :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 2:49 am 
Dirt Disciple

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You absolutely can do this. Use a Mavic M10 cassette and a Mavic chain.

See Sheldon Brown's (RIP) site for this recommendation.


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Also Shimano 8 speed cassette with old style Campag 10 speed ergos. Works perfectly so I'm told.


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Shimano mech needed of course!

It's a coincidence, but the cable pull per click of S8 and C10 is identical


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hamster wrote:
Shimano mech needed of course!

It's a coincidence, but the cable pull per click of S8 and C10 is identical


Yes, sorry, should have mentioned that! :oops:


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:47 am 
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beasly wrote:
Could someone please tell me what the difference is between Campag and Shimano?


it's been said a thousand times...

shimano breaks. campy breaks in.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:21 pm 
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Dookie said.

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it's been said a thousand times...

shimano breaks. campy breaks in.


Or as we say over here,

Campag wears in, Shimano wears out.

I'm a campag man incase you ain't worked it out.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 2:08 pm 
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Shops offer wheel builds only around Shimano hubs 99% of the time so your kind of stuck with factory wheels if you want to use Campag groups.

Personally I like the Ergo shifters over STI's - nicer design (thumb paddle), and hell of a lot cheaper to repair or replace. I rode a bike with 105 10speed STI units and hated it, not the shifting, just the bulky hoods and dicky gear changing all rolled into the brake lever is not appealing. Campags more finesse looks are a selling point too, all to his own I suppose on that one. If you like the industrial kitchenware look then go Shimano.


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