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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:41 am 
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Hi guys

I just picked up front and rear Chorus mechs that are the 8 speed variety. If I just wanted to run a 7 speed friction setup, can I just use downtube shifters? Did Chorus have downtube shifters, or is it just the Ergos?..

Any help appreciated,
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:50 pm 
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Yup 8 speed mechs will work fine on a 7 speed friction set up and yes Chorus did have downtube shifters and very nice they were too :D

All I can find at the mo is the Synchro levers http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/CAMPAGNOLO-SYNCRO ... 45f093a2f3

These were indexed to work with Campag, I'm not sure if there was the option to switch it over to friction.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:00 pm 
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One thing to remember is that Campagnolo 8 speed has exactly the same spacing as 7speed (and the 7 speed is the same as Shimano).

So your 8 speed shifters will shift a 7 speed immaculately.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:16 am 
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Thanks guys!
Now to find them downtube shifters...


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