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    Bar end shifters.

    Ahoy hoy people,

    Simple question, could you use Shimano bar end shifters on a Campag groupo?

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    Yeah, but only if you use an adapter. Shimano and Campagnolo use different amounts of cable-pull on their shifters/deraillers, and their cassettes are spaced slightly differently as well. You'll need a JTEK Shiftmate.

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    Your a champion. Thanx mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt888
    Ahoy hoy people,

    Simple question, could you use Shimano bar end shifters on a Campag groupo?
    Yes, but why would you want to? Timcupery is correct in that Jtek would allow the Shimano to index properly with the Campy drivetrain. I assume that you don't want to pay Campy price for their barcons. They go for about $99 NIB on ebay, including cables. Shimano 9 speed go for about $65 and up. Now figure about $35 for the Jtek and the price is the same for a bastardized version. I have 2 sets of Campy barcons. One is 10 speed and the other 9 speed. The 9 speed started life as an 8 speed. I replaced the Ergo gear for $10 and now it's a 9 speed. If you change your gearing on Shimano ie:go from 8 to 9 speed, you have to buy a new shifter. In the long run, Campy is cheaper. I even rebuilt one set for $12 worth of springs and 30 minutes of my time. Try that with Shimano. Good luck on whatever you do.

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