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Campy brake lever part compatibility with Cane Creek SCS-5 brake lever

Old 03-13-14, 06:05 PM
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Campy brake lever part compatibility with Cane Creek SCS-5 brake lever

I was wondering if anybody had tried or knew if the cane creek SCS-5 brake lever parts (specifically the brake lever arm itself) were compatible with Campy ergo brake lever/shifters. The SCS-5 levers are a copy of the camp ergo brakes. i'm mostly wondering if I could swap the lever arms if i preferred one color or material over another

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Old 03-14-14, 05:46 PM
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Campy to Cane Creek

one way to find out.

try it.

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Old 03-14-14, 05:53 PM
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yeah, i dont have any campy levers.. mostly wondering about if i could save money by buying levers with arms in poor condition and then swap them with some cane creek levers i currently have
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resemble they may, Identical is needing you to test it yourself

Suntour superbe , back in the day, were a compatible copy, but that was the old Record stuff from the 70's
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Have you tried contacting Cane Creek? They may know the answer and I would think would be more than happy to have it be known that their levers can replace the Campy originals. More $$ for Cane Creek.
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thanks guys, I found a pair of levers that i won't need to Frankenstein, though it still might be a fun experiment
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Much cheaper to buy the Tektro R200 (I think that's the model #). They are the same as the cane creek. But I guess you have Cane Creek and want to use them... whatever. It sounds like you're covered.

I consider the Tektro brakes and levers to be a pretty good bargain.
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Old 03-15-14, 11:43 AM
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yeah the R200 is a copy of the cane creeks. i suspect tektro actually makes the cane creek ones. The the hoods and levers don't feel quite as nice as the cane creek ones though
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Its Tektro making them for Cane Creek, not the other way around. After looking into carbon frames, I'm beginning to believe that almost nothing is made by the company on the label anymore. It is all either contracted out or just re-badged.
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i'm pretty sure tektro is making them for cane creek. i've been under the impression that cane creek gave tektro the specs or paid them to develop a copy of the campy brakes, and that tektro manufactures them. At some point tektro came out with their own version that is slightly cheaper.

The cane creek levers have a marking on the back side that says R200 just like the actual r200 levers.

and right now the tektro ones are also available branded Origin8. Origin 8 doesn't manufacture anything though, they just import stuff an put their logo on it
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In any case, I have a pair of the Tektros on one bike, and the real thing, Chorus 10, on another. They feel about the same in the hands, but the stopping feel is different. Campy is a bit more solid.
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I wouldn't put a more solid feel down to just the levers if you're comparing different bikes.

Someone with Ergos and Cane Creek / Tektro / Origin8 levers try the swap already! The intertron needs to know.

Originally Posted by zacster View Post
After looking into carbon frames, I'm beginning to believe that almost nothing is made by the company on the label anymore. It is all either contracted out or just re-badged.
Hence the SOPWAMTOS.
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Originally Posted by Kimmo View Post
Someone with Ergos and Cane Creek / Tektro / Origin8 levers try the swap already! The intertron needs to know.
Once I get the campy levers i will try it out for the sake of knowledge!
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I wouldn't put a more solid feel down to just the levers if you're comparing different bikes.

Someone with Ergos and Cane Creek / Tektro / Origin8 levers try the swap already! The intertron needs to know.



Hence the SOPWAMTOS.
It is a full Chorus 10 brakes/levers/cables vs. Tektro brakes/levers/maybe not cables (I think they're Jagwires) between my two bikes. The full Chorus setup is definitely more solid, but the Tektro works just fine. I rode both bikes on Saturday, one then the other, just to get the dust off. I always make a mental note about how each feels and the braking is one difference. The other bigger difference is carbon vs. steel.
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so i got the campy lever and without taking apart the two levers, I can see that the top of the campy lever has a concave rounded section, where the cane creek lever is flat across





they may still fit but they're not an exact copy
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Also they flare wider at the bottom of the blade a bit like a 9s Shimano one.

Neither of these differences should be a dealbreaker if the thing fits.
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