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Old 11-27-21, 10:22 PM
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SoCal bike shop with Campy-Shimano (Shimergo) experience

I am looking for a bike shop in SoCal (Ideally near Huntington Beach, but I will travel) that has positive experience with mixing Campagnolo brifters with Shimano drivetrains, a configuration often called “Shimergo.” Specifically I am looking at putting 10-speed Centaur shifters on my 8 speed Ultegra 600 tri-color drivetrain.

i have talked to a few shops and they’ve either flatly refused to try it, or said they’d try but they’ve never heard of the idea.

I have read the pros and cons extensively online and I’d like to give it a go, especially during the components shortage.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. If you’re shy about posting publicly, I’m happy to get private messages. If I have a positive result, I will post about it in detail in this thread.
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Old 11-29-21, 10:19 PM
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Why not just install Shimano Claris (2x8 or 3x8) shifters?
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Old 11-29-21, 10:44 PM
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Originally Posted by SoSmellyAir View Post
Why not just install Shimano Claris (2x8 or 3x8) shifters?
1. I didn’t like the feeling of the Claris shifters, though they feel more comfortable than my current 600 Ultegra shifters.

2. I want to try Campy ergo shifters for a while before I buy newer components, so I know whether I prefer STI or Ergo.

3. This bike is from 1993. Claris brifters look out of place on the bike.
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You’re probably looking for a Shiftmate.

Shiftmate Compatibility Charts and Choices - Jtek Engineering

I haven’t used them, but others on here have, and I’ve seen them used by others. This is probably your most cost effective way of experimenting with Campag shifters without swapping out a whole drive train.

is there a reason to go for 10 spd shifters over 11?
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Old 12-15-21, 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Allezedly View Post
I am looking for a bike shop in SoCal (Ideally near Huntington Beach, but I will travel) that has positive experience with mixing Campagnolo brifters with Shimano drivetrains, a configuration often called “Shimergo.” Specifically I am looking at putting 10-speed Centaur shifters on my 8 speed Ultegra 600 tri-color drivetrain.

i have talked to a few shops and they’ve either flatly refused to try it, or said they’d try but they’ve never heard of the idea.

I have read the pros and cons extensively online and I’d like to give it a go, especially during the components shortage.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. If you’re shy about posting publicly, I’m happy to get private messages. If I have a positive result, I will post about it in detail in this thread.
I would try Richards in Garden Grove. I am running 2011-2014 Chorus shifters (11 speed) to shift 9 speed Shimano MTB rear and front derailleurs. I understand newer chorus/record shifters and newer Shimano derailleurs are not compatible (i.e., both Shimano and Campagnolo have changed the cable pulls). Whether the parts you have are compatible (i.e., proper cable pull) is unknown to me. All I can say is try it and you will find out.
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Old 01-09-22, 10:04 AM
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Adrenaline bikes in Fullerton is a good shop. Talk to Jim the owner.
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