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    Campy Record 9Sp shifters and Shimano 105 Triple

    Hi All,
    There are lots of threads on this topic and I've read quite a few of them. But would like to pose a few more specific questions.

    First of all, I have a 2008 Specialized Allez triple. It originally came with Sora Front (triple) and Tiagra 9sp rear. It has the Sora shifters and Tektro brakes.

    I have since changed front and rear to Shimano 105. I still run the Sora shifters and everything runs perfectly fine. Except for the fact that I'm outgrowing the Sora shifters and looking into bidding on these (Campy Record Carbon 9Sp shifters):

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

    Here are my questions:

    1) I know I will need a JTEK shiftmate to get the rear der to shift correctly. Will these shifters work well with the 105 triple front?
    2) Are there any concerns compatibility between my Tektro brakes with these levers? Any workarounds, etc?
    3) Lastly, If any of you bought shifters like these from Ebay, what price should I expect these shifters to end up at the end of the auction. Guess I can wait and see..


    Thanks in advance.

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    J-tek is no longer in business, so don't plan on buying a shiftmate. The smartest choice is 2009 Centaur or Veloce Shifters that are as low as $120 from Ribble in the UK, including a new cable set worth about $50. They are 10 speed, but there is a well known method of making these shifters pull the amount of cable needed for a Shimano 9 speed drivetrain. 9 speed shifters in not what you want since they pull far too much cable for a Shimano 9 RD.

    http://www.hubbub.com/articles_ergopower.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveSSS View Post
    J-tek is no longer in business, so don't plan on buying a shiftmate. The smartest choice is 2009 Centaur or Veloce Shifters that are as low as $120 from Ribble in the UK, including a new cable set worth about $50. They are 10 speed, but there is a well known method of making these shifters pull the amount of cable needed for a Shimano 9 speed drivetrain. 9 speed shifters in not what you want since they pull far too much cable for a Shimano 9 RD.

    http://www.hubbub.com/articles_ergopower.html
    Thanks! Would you happen to know if levers are compatible with most brakes?

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