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Flat Bar Shifters from Campagnolo

Old 02-06-06, 01:20 PM
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Hello everybody!

Has anyone already tried out the new flat bar shifters from Campagnolo or know someone who did?

I am considering ordering a complete Veloce groupo with flat bar shifters for my new hybrid bike (cross country) and would like to know, how good these shifters perform since they are completely new to the market (at least ours, anyway)? Are there any shortcomings, etc.?

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Old 02-06-06, 01:29 PM
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I've been asking that for about a year. I was thinking of putting some on one of my bikes.

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Old 02-06-06, 03:09 PM
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And did you receive any replies?

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Old 02-06-06, 03:25 PM
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And did you receive any replies?

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Unfortunatley, No. I guess flat bar controls are as popular as barcons with Campy users.

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Old 03-20-09, 01:02 PM
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I guess it's time for a bump to the top. Anyone try any in the last 2 years?
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Old 03-21-09, 02:23 AM
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I'm waiting on a FB derailleur to complete a build with the veloce FB shifters. I'll be sure to post here when it's done, it should be soon.
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Old 03-21-09, 02:51 AM
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I'm waiting on a FB derailleur to complete a build with the veloce FB shifters. I'll be sure to post here when it's done, it should be soon.
Finally, a reply after 2 years. I really want to try a set of them. Did you use standard Campy brakes or the new mini-V's?
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Old 03-21-09, 05:25 AM
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My wife has been running flatbar Campag shifters on her TSR30 for the last couple of years. I'm currently building a replacement Rohloff wheel for it.
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Old 03-24-09, 06:23 AM
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My wife has been running flatbar Campag shifters on her TSR30 for the last couple of years. I'm currently building a replacement Rohloff wheel for it.
Is she using side pull or mini-v brakes? Campy leads you to believe the 85mm mini-v can be used with flat bar or Ergos.
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Sidepulls. Mini-Vs won't clear mudguards in any case.
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I am using Veloce flatbar controls, Chorus crank, Chorus rear and front derailleurs. The brakes are OEM and are compatible with the Veloce controls. The reason I upgraded was when down shifting for an uphill slope, the chain on the rear sprocket sounded like it was going to pop a tooth. I went with Campy because I liked the looks of the Skeleton brakes. The Campy components are much smoother and sound better. I can shift 2 gears at a time either up or down.

The Veloce controls are not compatible with the Skeleton brakes, so I left the original brakes on. Upon further reading, I think that maybe the Chorus controls geometry is different than the Veloce and may be able to use the Skeleton brakes. My LBS was no help, they could not tell me if the Chorus controls would work or not.

I got most of the stuff on eBay. My original plan was to go with Veloce or Centaur. But I kept getting out bided on the Veloce and Centaur stuff, prices almost as high as Chorus. So I switched strategy and went after Chorus for a few $$$ more.

I just bought a new road bike - with drop-down handle bars. So I am not spending any money or energy on the flat-bar bicycle. At least for now.

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Old 03-25-09, 10:19 AM
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I am using Veloce flatbar controls, Chorus crank, Chorus rear and front derailleurs. The brakes are OEM and are compatible with the Veloce controls. The reason I upgraded was when down shifting for an uphill slope, the chain on the rear sprocket sounded like it was going to pop a tooth. I went with Campy because I liked the looks of the Skeleton brakes. The Campy components are much smoother and sound better. I can shift 2 gears at a time either up or down.

The Veloce controls are not compatible with the Skeleton brakes, so I left the original brakes on. Upon further reading, I think that maybe the Chorus controls geometry is different than the Veloce and may be able to use the Skeleton brakes. My LBS was no help, they could not tell me if the Chorus controls would work or not.

I got most of the stuff on eBay. My original plan was to go with Veloce or Centaur. But I kept getting out bided on the Veloce and Centaur stuff, prices almost as high as Chorus. So I switched strategy and went after Chorus for a few $$$ more.

I just bought a new road bike - with drop-down handle bars. So I am not spending any money or energy on the flat-bar bicycle. At least for now.
Jams, where are you from in Clev? I'm in N. Royalton. What shops did you go to? There really aren't many shops in the Greater Clev area that have any knowledge of Campy.
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just rode my FB setup for the first time today, it was great.

I have veloce fb shifters/levers, centaur fb double deraileur, centaur 39/53 cranks, centaur rear deraileur, and chorus brakes. everything works really nicely. in fact, preliminary 10 mile test ride seems to indicate that it shifts similarly, if not better, than the 2008 chorus group on my other road bike. the brakes are definitely stronger as well, something about the geometry of the lever.
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just rode my FB setup for the first time today, it was great.

I have veloce fb shifters/levers, centaur fb double deraileur, centaur 39/53 cranks, centaur rear deraileur, and chorus brakes. everything works really nicely. in fact, preliminary 10 mile test ride seems to indicate that it shifts similarly, if not better, than the 2008 chorus group on my other road bike. the brakes are definitely stronger as well, something about the geometry of the lever.
If you don't mind, where did you buy the FB Shifters? They aren't readily available.
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