Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Senior Member nismosr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    New Jersey
    My Bikes
    Specialized Enduro Expert 03, Scott Speedster S20 06
    Posts
    204
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Campy Cassette with Shimano 105 RD

    Will a Campy Cassette work on a Shimano 105 RD and Shimano Chain ?

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Pittsburgh, PA
    My Bikes
    '''96 Litespeed Catalyst, '05 Litespeed Firenze, '06 Litespeed Tuscany, '12 Surly Pacer, All are 3x8,9 or 10. It is hilly around here!
    Posts
    25,260
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    9-speed or 10-speed? The chain and rd are no problem if your shifters are set up properly.

    Campy and Shimano 10-speed cassettes are reported to be so close in spacing that they are interchangable. However the reports are mixed with some saying the shifting is very good and other saying it's a bit ragged.

    For 9-speed the reports are similarly mixed.

    To guarantee compatibllity, get a Jtek Shiftmate which will allow almost any mix-and-match to work nearly perfectly. I'm running 10-speed Campy Ergo shifters on a 9-speed Shimano cassette and 105 rd with a Jtek and shifting is flawless.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Oklahoma
    My Bikes
    Trek 5500, Colnago C-50
    Posts
    9,021
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Campy and Shimano rear derailleurs have different throw ratios, they do not move the same amount for an equivalent cable pull.

    Al

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    7,819
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Just a single question because i was just wondering the samething since years ago. the brifter will tell the RD how much will move up or down. So what about putting a shimano or a sram RD with a campy drivetrain?

    Anybody have tried?

    Thanks.

  5. #5
    Senior Member Steev's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Backwoods of Ontario
    Posts
    2,123
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ultraman6970 View Post
    Just a single question because i was just wondering the samething since years ago. the brifter will tell the RD how much will move up or down. So what about putting a shimano or a sram RD with a campy drivetrain?

    Anybody have tried?

    Thanks.
    Unfortunately not only is the cog to cog spacing different, the amount of cable pulled per shifter click is also different, so the short answer is it still won't work.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Pittsburgh, PA
    My Bikes
    '''96 Litespeed Catalyst, '05 Litespeed Firenze, '06 Litespeed Tuscany, '12 Surly Pacer, All are 3x8,9 or 10. It is hilly around here!
    Posts
    25,260
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ultraman6970 View Post
    Just a single question because i was just wondering the samething since years ago. the brifter will tell the RD how much will move up or down. So what about putting a shimano or a sram RD with a campy drivetrain?

    Anybody have tried?

    Thanks.
    The brifter only defines the amount of cable moved with each shift and how many shifts are available. The rear derailleur responds depending on it's geometry.

    Within Shimano's or Campy's various lines the brifters and rear derailleurs are consistent and can be used interchangeably. That is not true if you cross-mix manufacturers components unless you add an adapter (Jtek's Shiftmate is the usual one) to dial out the differences. I have one bike with Campy Ergo 10-speed brifters and a 9-speed Shimano cassette and 105 rear derailleur and, with the proper Shiftmate it works extremely well.

    Sometimes,fortuitously, you can mix and match brifters, cassettes and rear derailleurs across various manufacturers and have the bike shift well enough but it's not always predictable.

  7. #7
    Senior Member nismosr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    New Jersey
    My Bikes
    Specialized Enduro Expert 03, Scott Speedster S20 06
    Posts
    204
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks guys - I bought this Mavic wheels and it has the Campy freehub body, I thought about buying a campy cassette and mixing it with my shimano components. I think I'm just gonna replace the freehub body.

  8. #8
    Mr. Dopolina Bob Dopolina's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Taiwan
    My Bikes
    KUUPAS
    Posts
    9,121
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by nismosr View Post
    Thanks guys - I bought this Mavic wheels and it has the Campy freehub body, I thought about buying a campy cassette and mixing it with my shimano components. I think I'm just gonna replace the freehub body.
    Without a doubt the best overall solution.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •