I've been gathering Campy parts in hopes of putting together a straight-Campy bike, but since it looks like I'll be a bit short of cash to splash out on the last parts I need (Campy compatible rear hub, cassette, and rear derailleur) for awhile, I thought I'd try to make something work with my current shimano-compatible wheels/cassette and Dura Ace derailleur.
After a little looking around I found the Shiftmate, and as far as I can tell I would need the Shiftmate 3 model to accomodate the Campy shifters (Chorus 10) with Shimano cassette and derailleur (both 10 speed). I also need some housings/cables/ferrules, and since I'm new to using Campy, am wondering whether I need Campy housings/cables or other special ones. I've heard some grumblings of needing Campy-branded housings/cables, but am not sure how accurate/diehard that is. Any thoughts (or is it just clear-cut that I need Campy stuff)? Does this setup sound reasonable with the Shiftmate? Anyone had good experiences with it?
Thanks in advance!