Is it possible to use 9 speed Campy levers with 9 speed Shimano drive train without using a Jtek pulley? Two members of another cycling forum say in the quote below that it can be done, but has anyone ever tried this with success?
"you can mix and match either way with 9 speed, the spacings are nearly identical"
Sheldon Browns site indicates almost exact sprocket thickness on the cassette but a .21mm difference on the center to center spacing as Shimano is 2.56 spacer and campy is 2.8 spacer. The difference does seem insignificant, but depending on where you adjust the derailleur, maybe the .21 mm difference creates a stack up tolerance miss match through the course of the gears?
I am also assuming the Shimano 9 speed derailleur actuates nearly the same as a Campy one...
I have recently asked this question before in different ways (different set-ups but not the 9 speed, not in this configuration.) The reason I am bringing it up again is because I got a very nice deal on some Campy Record levers and could not refuse. I'd love to use them and clean up the exposed cabling on my bike.
any reply appreciated...