Bicycle Mechanics - Will a campy FD work with shimano shifters?
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03-30-07, 01:32 AM
Try to be a little more detailed in your questions next time. From what I can gather from your question: will a Campy front derailleur work with Shimano shifters? The answere is no. Shimano STI is indexed and Campy isn't. The pull ratio is different. Your best bet would be to just buy a Shimano der. Shimano ders are way cheaper than anything Campy makes and they work better in your application. Good luck
I had a Campy Chorus 10 speed FD running with an 8 speed Shimano setup (early 600 Ultegra STI), even had a 600 crankset/rings that I think were 7 speed (no Ultegra name) thrown in the mix. It was all good.
The answer is yes for 9 speed (triple), at least. For along time I was riding around with shimano DA 9 speed everything but for a Chorus FD. Worked just fine. Can't imagine it be different for 10 sp - in fact it wouldn't.
03-30-07, 07:18 AM
If you already have the Campy FD give it a go. Like others have said it will probably work. If you do not have it yet just buy a Shimano and be done with it.
DA 10 speed double shifter with Chorus compact FD is working fine for me.
03-30-07, 11:37 AM
I am running a Campy Chorus FD with Shimano DA shifters - no problem whatsoever.
Remember, a FD is nothing more than a swingarm with a spring. The shifters control the style of movement. The only issue is one of cable pull, as in can the particular shifter move the derailleur through enough of its range to effect a shift. In this case, the answer is "yes."
I can say that a 10spd Centaur brifter works fine with an FSA compact FD. FD and their shifters have
to accomodate the chainwheel spacings, which, so far have not been made proprietary, like the cassettes have been. So there should be no hassle with how much throw an incremental move makes
like there is in the rear.
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