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Campagnolo Group Without Multiple Shifts for FD?

Old 08-27-15, 01:42 PM
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Campagnolo Group Without Multiple Shifts for FD?

Are there any 9 or 10 speed Campagnolo groups that don't allow for multiple shifts/micro shifting/trim adjustments for the front derailleur? I run a double up front, and I'd prefer to just deal with 2 shifting options - big ring and small ring.

I know this is arguably not a C&V question, but the group is for a late 80's/early 90's Colnago Master
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It makes sense, but the approach encompassed more priorities than 1-2-shift.
Mirrored shifters = cheaper parts manufacturing in the long run, and some interchangeable parts.

Properly adjusted and lubed, few FD's are as smooth as Campy's 10-sp.
I'd clean them, lube all the pivots with Slick 50, try to lube the cable inside the housing, as well.
Then, adjust by trial and error, riding in between adjustments. I'd also get some grease inside that L shifter.
Practice so you can "grab enough" lever for the small-to-big, and a solid button push drops chain the opposite way, as well.

Sorry I can't change the product, but the next best thing is to get the product doing what it does as well as it possibly can.
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The ratchet function on the front Campy shifter is what makes them great, IMHO. Why try and defeat it?
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I don't understand, I can in one swipe go from the small to the big ring, (Record)
just as easy going down, trim if needed after.
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Didn't older Shimano only have two detents? There's your answer?
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Originally Posted by repechage View Post
I don't understand, I can in one swipe go from the small to the big ring, (Record)
just as easy going down, trim if needed after.
Powershift (currently, Athena on down) has one click per ring going smaller and several clicks per ring going bigger. I guess this would allow for trim but haven't needed trim. The sweep from full-bottom to middle is three clicks, kind of awkward. I have mine hooked to a SRAM 9-speed MTB FD, which after only a few hours of riding is working better than I really expected it to. The right shifter will sweep three cogs with the paddle and one per click the other way.
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With my Daytona gruppo, I gear up the front derailleur lever with one longish sweep from the inside stop to outside stop and press once on the tab to gear down; and never have had to do any trim adjustment. Of course you can always go with the the Athena EPS. With the upgrade package running under $1000 and you'll have one the best two stage front shifting on the market.

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Shifters labeled QS Quick Shift), which was a short-lived version in the 10s era ('06-'07?). There still is some trim, but not the same.
They'll work best with FDs also with the QS label. I have this on one bike. It's OK, but I really prefer my 10s groups that came just after.
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Huh? Pull the lever back, big, push the lever forward, small. I thought that was all there was to it. This is a mystery to me. I feel like a kid hiding under the table listening in on the grown ups conversation.
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