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Old 08-01-05, 05:07 PM   #1
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campy shifters/shimano derailleur

So my old campy rear derailleur gave up the ghost and I need a new one. My price range is around <$60 but the mechanic at the shop says that because I have Campy shifters (down tube on a Vitus 979 frame) Shimano won't work and I have to shell out $100+ for a Campy derailleur, or change the shifters to Shimano. Does this sound right?

Greatly appreciate any insight!
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Old 08-01-05, 05:10 PM   #2
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So my old campy rear derailleur gave up the ghost and I need a new one. My price range is around <$60 but the mechanic at the shop says that because I have Campy shifters (down tube on a Vitus 979 frame) Shimano won't work and I have to shell out $100+ for a Campy derailleur, or change the shifters to Shimano. Does this sound right?

Greatly appreciate any insight!
Are they indexed shifters or friction? If indexed, how many speeds? There are quite a few variables in drivetrain components and you need to match them all up.
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You can often find older derailleurs on eBay at good prices, depending of course on the model. Your shop probably wants to sell you a new one. No harm in that, but not the most cost-effective solution.
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