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TWCantor 10-05-13 01:53 PM

Campagnolo cable compatibility/where to buy
 
I have some super record down tube shifters and some c record chorus brakes. Are current campagnolo cables compatible? Or will I have to find some from that era?

Thanks!

Kactus 10-05-13 02:53 PM

The new ones will work as will Jagwire cables made for Campy.

eschlwc 10-05-13 03:20 PM

save twenty bucks and just use normal stainless steel shimano shift cables and file the ends down with a metal file if need be.

zukahn1 10-05-13 06:14 PM

Either new Campaganolo cables or Campy compatiable cables will work you can save a few bucks by buying the basic Jagiwire replacement cabling with housing.

RobbieTunes 10-06-13 07:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eschlwc (Post 16135458)
save twenty bucks and just use normal stainless steel shimano shift cables and file the ends down with a metal file if need be.

Your fingernails will grow back.

John E 10-06-13 08:40 AM

I always use cheapo generic/universal cables. Since most Campag. shift levers take the axial cylinder, just cut off the perpendicular one on the other side.

Wheels Of Steel 10-06-13 09:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eschlwc (Post 16135458)
save twenty bucks and just use normal stainless steel shimano shift cables and file the ends down with a metal file if need be.

You can do this, though make sure it's not a tight fit otherwise it could prove difficult to remove the cable in future.

thirdgenbird 10-06-13 03:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eschlwc (Post 16135458)
save twenty bucks and just use normal stainless steel shimano shift cables and file the ends down with a metal file if need be.

Save twenty dollars?

jagwire charges the same price for s and c cables. Official Campagnolo cables are $2 per more than basic shimano cables. (The new coated shimano cables are $3 more than Campagnolo)

Edit: prices above are for individual shift cables. If you are looking at "cable sets" you may not be comparing apples to apples. Campagnolo sets are shift AND brake. Shimano appears to sell them separately.

eschlwc 10-06-13 04:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thirdgenbird (Post 16137834)
Save twenty dollars? ...

i buy generic stainless cables from my lbs. they're less than $3/ea. is there a better online source for this?

my $20 remark may be embellished. the one time i bought two campy cables, the lbs charged me over $25, compared to $6.

my two bikes with record shifters both accept regular cable ends. the peugeot with simplex shifters does not, so i filed the ends down, used lube on insertion, and ensured the end would remove easily.

Quote:

Originally Posted by RobbieTunes (Post 16136780)
Your fingernails will grow back.

huh?

thirdgenbird 10-06-13 04:13 PM

You can get official Campagnolo cable (nicer than generic) for $4-4.50 overseas or $6 domestically:
http://www.velomine.com/index.php?ma...t2hq9cu53372r3

prices compare to actual shimano brand cable is negligible depending on the source. In my opinion, the real deal is worth the extra few dollars.

at less than $50, Campagnolo brake/shifter sets are a good deal. I like it better than shimano or jagwire.


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