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Old 04-28-12, 09:18 AM
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Campy / Shimano Compatibility

Hey there - I searched, but didn't come up with anything.

What I'm hoping someone here can answer is whether or not I can use 10 speed Campy shifters with a 105 rear derailleur and otherwise Shimano drive train. Thoughts? A google search seemed to suggest that 10 speed Campy shifters and 9 speed Shimano worked OK, but I'm wondering if 10 speed Campy shifters can get along with 10 speed Shimano.

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Old 04-28-12, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by trigger View Post
A google search seemed to suggest that 10 speed Campy shifters and 9 speed Shimano worked OK, but I'm wondering if 10 speed Campy shifters can get along with 10 speed Shimano.

Thanks!
The answer is "yes" but not "as is". The rear derailleur isn't the problem, the shifters are. The problem is the Campy shifters pull/drop a different amount of cable than Shimano shifters so the derailleur won't move the correct amount in/out to align with the cogs.

A relatively simple solution is the jtek shift mate. I have one on one of my bikes with Campy Chorus shifters and rear derailleur but a Shimano 10s cassette. A little fiddly to install but not too difficult and works just fine - you won't even notice it's there.
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Excellent, thanks!
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Originally Posted by ghsmith54 View Post
A relatively simple solution is the jtek shift mate. I have one on one of my bikes with Campy Chorus shifters and rear derailleur but a Shimano 10s cassette. A little fiddly to install but not too difficult and works just fine - you won't even notice it's there.
+1. I have one bike with Campy 10-speed Ergo brifters, a Shimano rear derailleur and a Shimano 10-speed cassette. A Shiftmate #3 pulley makes them play perfectly together.
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Campy 10 is 2.8 mm cable pull as is Shimano 8
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