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 Post subject: Campagnolo Rear Mech ID?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 12:26 pm 
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Could some kind soul tell me the model and age of this mech? As I know nothing about Campagnolo road stuff, could you equate it to a Shimano equivalent as well? :)

(Sincere apologies if it's about 2 years old and low-spec)

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 12:43 pm 
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It looks like the same as Olympus, early '90's, a bit lower down the food chain


http://www.velobase.com/ViewSingleCompo ... &AbsPos=32

Could even be 'Xenon' 1991:


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 12:46 pm 
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So it's actually an MTB mech? That would be a bonus.

Any reason for it not to work with Shimano indexing?


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 12:53 pm 
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Tallpaul wrote:
So it's actually an MTB mech? That would be a bonus.

Any reason for it not to work with Shimano indexing?




It could be a long cage road mech - touring, I tried what was (now a very valuable) Croce D'Aune rear mech on the zaskar many moons ago and it just would not index right.

No reason for it not to work with friction shifting


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 4:41 pm 
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It is definately Olympus (MTB) c'91. -The same as Centaur, but with the black body and steel cage. -It should have 'Campagnolo' engraved on the cage..?

This sold for about £45 in '91, so was dearer than XT, but didn't work as well as the big Ss' back then, so it's hard to compare. It was MUCH sturdier though (and heavier).


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:oops: forgot the shimano/ Campagnolo comparison...


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Oh and it was used with Campags 8sp cassette, so usual compatability/bodge issues apply when used with Shimano..


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 5:19 pm 
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Cheers for the info, nice that it's MTB. Shame it won't work with Shimano indexing tho'. It would have made an interesting alternative on one of my builds.


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It can be used, -there are several ways of making it work. I think there's been a couple of threads about it. Others will know better than me though, for sure.


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