Campy QS front derailleur compatibility

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  1. JonnyG

    JonnyG New Member

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    Hi All: Another Campy question for y'all....

    I have the current generation Centaur Ultra shifters and am planning to use a Record FD from the 10 speed era (with compact crankset). I see there are front derailleurs marked "Record QS" while others are marked "Record" (without the QS). Are there actually any differences between these front derailleurs or was it just a silkscreen change to match up with the change in the Record shifters?

    If there are differences between the QS and non-QS derailleurs, which type would these Centaur shifters work best with? (I assume the QS FD would require the least amount of shifter travel?)

    Thanks again.
    Jon
     
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  2. alienator

    alienator Well-Known Member

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    QS shifters will work with any 10s Campy derailleurs and vice versa. The performance difference between QS shifters matched with non-QS derailleurs and QS shifters matched with QS derailleurs will be minimal. I wouldn't worry about matching QS with QS and would instead let price and taste dictate the choice.
     
  3. Peter@vecchios

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    Use either FD, with Campagnolo's LH shifter being a 'ratcheting friction' either will work fine. 'QS' for those shifters was making the entire group lineup say 'QS'. It only really mattered for Centaur and below, 2007/8.
     
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