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Old 11-19-11, 04:49 PM   #1
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Mix and match components

This may seem a silly question but can you mix and match difference makes of gear set components i.e. Campag and shimano?
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Sometimes. You should ask about what combo you're thinking about.

My Pinarello has a Campagnolo/Suntour/Shimano/Sram drivetrain, but it's friction shifters.

Oh, and when I have my tubulars on it's a Campagnolo/Sachs/Suntour/Shimano/Sram
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As a general rule, with index shifting the answer is no but there are ways around it. What specifically did you have in mind?
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Generally you can't mix shifters with deraileurs different maker. But Sram chains and cassettes work with shimano shifters and derailleurs and vice versa.
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