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Old 11-06-07, 05:46 PM   #1
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Campy Cassette with Shimano 105 RD

Will a Campy Cassette work on a Shimano 105 RD and Shimano Chain ?
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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.
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Campy and Shimano rear derailleurs have different throw ratios, they do not move the same amount for an equivalent cable pull.

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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?

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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.
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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?

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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.
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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.
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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.
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