Aha! That's awesome!Originally Posted by shakeNbake
What a great way to do Campy on a budget. I should buy some Campy shifters for my older bikes. Which model Shiftmate did you use? I can't find the one under the charts on their website (Campagnolo 10 speed shifter + Shimano RD + Shimano 8 spd cassette).
And yep, I call it the "Campy Clunk". Campy shifts are a lot more visceral, or 'passionate' if you're a real fanboy. Shimano is a lot more subtle with each shift; you get a nice click. I always thought it was the derailleur that was responsible for the difference in feel, but I guess that the shifter plays a part in it too. For the record, I've owned both Sora and Veloce.
After one or two thousand miles they 'break in' and become a lot smoother. That's the meaning behind the saying "Campy breaks in while Shimano breaks". Not sure how much truth there is to that in reality, but you get the picture.