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Old 02-21-07, 12:29 AM   #1
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Campy-Shimano drivetrain possibility

A question for the masterminds of the drivetrain compatibility world.... Would it be possible to use Campy Chorus 10spd shifters, RD & FD with an Ultegra cassette, crankset, chain and brakes? Other than of course opening some vortex that will affect time and space as we know it
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Yes, check into running a Shiftmate.
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A question for the masterminds of the drivetrain compatibility world.... Would it be possible to use Campy Chorus 10spd shifters, RD & FD with an Ultegra cassette, crankset, chain and brakes? Other than of course opening some vortex that will affect time and space as we know it
Shiftmate will work but what kind of wheels do you have? Mavic and DT Swiss all offer a Campy compatible Cassette hub. That way you could switch to a Campy cassette and drop the Shiftmate. No problem using a Shimano crank. IMO the Campy Ultra torque crank is as good as the Shimano 10 version. Good luck

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I've tried campy 10 speed ergoshifters with a shimano campatible wheelset, 9 speed cassette, and 9 speed chain. Naturally you have 1 extra click, but so far, I'm happy with the quality and crispness of the shifting. Your results might be different, but you could try. If it's not good, then check out the shiftmate as evoracer suggested.....

good luck and let us know how it goes...
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ahhh... shiftmate looks pretty cool and seems like a cheaper solution than a new freehub and cassette (running rolf vigors). I may be able to get my hands on a cheap chorus group from a friend (partial group, hence the question) but didn't want to drop the cash if it was going to mean having to go changing out everything to make it all campy... although I could ebay the ultegra group if I prefered how the chorus group performed... hmmmmmm....

Thanks for the info!
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A question for the masterminds of the drivetrain compatibility world.... Would it be possible to use Campy Chorus 10spd shifters, RD & FD with an Ultegra cassette, crankset, chain and brakes? Other than of course opening some vortex that will affect time and space as we know it
Works fine. Use a JTek ShiftMate.
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One other solution is to respace the ultegra cogset. I had a friend who did this on his bike, though I'm not sure where he got the set of spacers, and I don't know if this works for 10 speed. More elegant though, IMHO, than adding yet another mechanism to your bike.
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One other solution is to respace the ultegra cogset. I had a friend who did this on his bike, though I'm not sure where he got the set of spacers, and I don't know if this works for 10 speed. More elegant though, IMHO, than adding yet another mechanism to your bike.
I just did this with a 9 speed. Problem is that Campy spacing is wider than Shimano so the stack height went taller than the freehub body. Solution, lose the top cog. Very precise shifting now. I worked out the spacing from the info on Sheldon Brown's site ( http://sheldonbrown.com/k7.html#spacing ) and dug up some shim brass the correct thickness. A set a digital calipers is a good idea as the cog thicknesses can vary from what Sheldon lists.
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