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    Of Campy and Cantis

    OK, lets say we want to put together a Campy cross bike. It's getting painfully hard and expensive to find vintage Campy MTB cantilevers. What would be a suitable substitute? I have tons of Shimano cantis in my parts box now. Problem is they might not get along too well on the same bike.

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    why wouldn't it work?

    the only problem would be the opinions of form-before-function pedants that would scoff at shimano stuff on a primarily campy bike.

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    cable pull should be the same, or close to it. no worries.
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    Another option would be Avid's. Yes, they're a SRAM product, but that's not as offensive to some as putting Shimano on a Campy bike. They're relatively cheap, too.
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    Even the most anal Campy purist couldn't begrudge Paul Neo-retros:

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    Quote Originally Posted by flargle View Post
    Even the most anal Campy purist couldn't begrudge Paul Neo-retros:
    Well that's an idea.
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    I use Campy with Avids and they work fine.
    The quality of the Avids is poor, but they work.

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    IRD Cafam has a retro look and gets very good marks by all accounts.

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    yep, i'm a satisfied ird user.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sheldon Brown
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    Quote Originally Posted by flargle View Post
    IRD Cafam has a retro look and gets very good marks by all accounts.
    I really like the way they look. I've heard mixed reviews though. How have they performed for you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cs1 View Post
    I really like the way they look. I've heard mixed reviews though. How have they performed for you?
    I don't use them, I use Cane Creek SCX-5 which are great but only come in black AFAIK.

    Everything I've read about the IRDs is positive, including Grant Petersen's stamp of approval, which to me means a lot. They're not nearly as pricey as Pauls, which for me would be choice #1 if money were no object.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cs1 View Post
    I really like the way they look. I've heard mixed reviews though. How have they performed for you?
    quite admirably, no complaints.

    i like how high up the arms go, which allows for a low cantilever angle even with really fat tires.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sheldon Brown
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    Tim-Are these what you are looking for? I've got one set, they are yours if you want them. PM if interested. Even the pads are Campy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cs1 View Post
    OK, lets say we want to put together a Campy cross bike. It's getting painfully hard and expensive to find vintage Campy MTB cantilevers. What would be a suitable substitute? I have tons of Shimano cantis in my parts box now. Problem is they might not get along too well on the same bike.

    Tim
    I have Shimano CAnti's on mine, mated to Centaur levers.

    No problems, ever.

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