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Does Ergopower require Campy brand cables?

Old 06-08-05, 08:26 PM
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Does Ergopower require Campy brand cables?

Subject line says it all. I have some new-to-me Centaur Ergopower brifters without cables, and I was wondering if there's anything special about the cables, casings, and/or cable endcaps. Or can I use regular SIS casing and caps?

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Old 06-09-05, 04:48 AM
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You betcha, murraylove! The Campy brifters have a smaller diameter "barrel" on the end of their shift cables than do Shimano (or anyone else, for that matter). You can very tediously file down a standard cable to fit, but after doing so, you'll be willing to buy the Campy shift cables next time! Brake cables are interchangeable. Casings & caps are also interchangeable for both shift and brake systems.
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Old 06-09-05, 08:56 AM
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I have non-Campy cables and housings on my Mirage equipped bike. Never had any problems with the end ferrules fitting.
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Old 06-10-05, 09:05 AM
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Casiraghi also makes a cable that works with Campy. Has a Campy end on one side, and Shimano on the other.
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