Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by jiggerypokery, 12 Jun 2008.

  1. jiggerypokery

    jiggerypokery Über Member

    Ooook, I am so gonna regret asking this because it flies in the face of so many cycling dictats that I may as well be a Catholic boy pledging allegiance to the Queen!

    Can I, big pause, fit Campag levers with Shimano 105 10 speed groupset. I'm sick of all the cables and I am no way forking our for the Shimano 2009 groupo so my best bet is to Shimagnolo what I have now which is my Planet X carbon diva.

    Will this be easy, can I do this myself, what Campag levers do you recommend?

    Do I need.....
  2. RedBike

    RedBike New Member

    Beside the road
    Nope. Well not if you want your gears to work right.

    There are a few fudges (like fastening the cable in the wrong place) and gadgets around. i've no idea how well any of them work.
  3. RedBike

    RedBike New Member

    Beside the road
    I didn't read your post right, you've even links to one of the gadgets.
  4. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    Get down tube shifters - light, fast, can do front and rear mechs with one hand in a split second, weigh less....quids in........... or is it me that's still OLD school !!!!!!
  5. OP

    jiggerypokery Über Member

    Carbon frame Fossy, no where to put braze-ons and I sure as hell aint putting no jubilee clip type thing on the down tube :biggrin:

    Any way.... I'm NEW skool :sad:
  6. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    [MEGA-FONE] Future calling Fossy, future calling Fossy come on' Fossy the Future needs you ! :sad:

  7. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    The link to Jtek Engineering will give you the device you want to make it work perfectly, somewhere around £21 posted I believe.

    Why does someone always jump in with downtube shifters? They are pure CRAP.
  8. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    Steel is real - gave a carbon equipped Scott Addict roadie a real - up yours last weekend...... and with DT shifters...... kick your ass I will !!!!!!

    Future......missed that I did............Shimanagins have only taken till the new DA 7900 to do concealed shift wires - can't have sticky out wires on Frank........only £1200 spondoolies for the new groupset..........I'll stick with me old stuff 7400 ..ta and all !!!!!
  9. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    Smokin - never had a problem with indexed shifters......!!!!
  10. Blasphemer! Blasphemer! Burn him!

    Only joking;)

    Actually I'm not.
  11. 4F

    4F Active member of Helmets Are Sh*t Lobby

    No, its not just you, get rid of all this shimano and campag stuff and get some sachs huret yeah !
  12. Mortiroloboy

    Mortiroloboy New Member

    I was led to believe that the only way to do this was with the STI's/Ergos matching the RD. i.e. Campag Ergos+Campag RD. If you are going to do that why bother with Shitmano in the first place. Just go with CAMPAGNOLO ;)
  13. piedwagtail91

    piedwagtail91 Über Member

    i've only ever used campag 10 ergo's with full shimano 9. no idea about 10.
  14. briank

    briank New Member

    A few months back I was toying with the notion of using Campag levers with Shimano derailleurs and nearly went down the road of Jtek's Shiftmate. I couldn't see how it worked though and emailed them. Got a prompt, helpful and convincing response.
    Still looks a bit naff though!
  15. GrahamG

    GrahamG Veteran

    I've got a similar set-up waiting to build onto a frame - 2006 Chorus ergos & triple crankset/BB, centaur front mech & brakes, then all shimano 105 at the rear with a JTEK shiftmate. That way I get the preferred shifters and a loverly crankset without the higher cost of campag cassettes, rear mechs and greater choice of compatible wheels/hubs. I think the whole set-up has cost me about £350 but at least I got exactly what I wanted.
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