I am building a bike with 8 speed Campy ergo shifters (1991-1997 version). I am on information overload trying to figure out what is compatible with what, so here goes:
I have the 8 speed ergo shifters and 8 speed cassette but no rear derailleur yet.
Can I use a current model derailleur with these components? I have heard that it might work with a 9 speed chain, and maybe swap the derailleur pulleys to 8 speed? Apparantly Campy changed the indexing slightly in 2001 - some people say pre and post 2001 matching does work, some say it's not possible???
Also, the left ergo shifter (for the front derailleur) seems to have 12 indexed positions. Is this normal, and do I just set it up so 2 of the indexes move my front chainrings?
Thanks in advance.