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Campy Centaur 10 speed shifters with elec. buttons

Old 05-28-21, 03:01 PM
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Campy Centaur 10 speed shifters with elec. buttons

I am putting a bike together with Campy Centaur 10 speed components. I'm not much of a Campy guy but seems pretty normal. The Centaur shifters look normal, shifter cables and brake cables, lots of info on the Internet about working with them, no problem. But - the shifters have what appears to be an electrical wire coming out and I see what looks like electrical switches. I don't see anything on the Internet about such a thing? They haven't been used on this installation, the wires run along the handlebar under the tape and just end. I'll just ignore them but very curious.
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Old 05-28-21, 04:15 PM
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I'm only guessing but I expect these are Campy's equivalent to Shimano's "Flite Deck". This was a dedicated cyclometer that indicated gear position and a "virtual cadence" by being wired to the STI brifters. Perhaps Campy had a similar system for some models although my 2006 Chorus Ergos didn't have them.
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Originally Posted by Slash5 View Post
I am putting a bike together with Campy Centaur 10 speed components. I'm not much of a Campy guy but seems pretty normal. The Centaur shifters look normal, shifter cables and brake cables, lots of info on the Internet about working with them, no problem. But - the shifters have what appears to be an electrical wire coming out and I see what looks like electrical switches. I don't see anything on the Internet about such a thing? They haven't been used on this installation, the wires run along the handlebar under the tape and just end. I'll just ignore them but very curious.
BITD Campag had a cyclocomputer called ErgoBrain with connections to the shifters. IIRC the computer tracked the selected gear through switches in the shifters, and the rider could scroll through screens input basic commands through small buttons in the shifters. Although not every shifter was wired for ErgoBrain operation, the little button nubs are molded as standard into 10-sp shifter hoods. My 10-sp Chorus shifters arenít wired for ErgoBrain, but the hoods have the button nubs.
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Old 05-28-21, 05:33 PM
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Thank you both - Googled that and I see how it worked. Sure was a huge bundle of wires and crap.
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