Campy Xenon Brake/shifters levers with Shimano 7 speed Exage rear wheel



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Peter

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I read a while back (little over a year ago) that you can
mix Campy and Shimano on your drive train.

Here's what I would like to do.

I have a sport touring bike I am overhauling. I really like
the cleaness of the Campy Brifters design as tey don't have
the shift cable sticking out and getting chafed by a
handlebar bag. All I need to change are the Brifters and
chain. I was thinking of getting a pair of Xenon Brifters
due to the lesser cost than Mirage at c$190 Cdn.

What I need to know is can I get 9 speed Shimano spacers
that will fit the cassette on my Exage hubs?

Also is there much difference in quality/longevity between
Xenon and Mirage?

For what it's worth I ran an Exage 300 with my Mirage
Brifters on my racing bike when I toasted the Veloce rear
derailleur and chain when a strap fell into the chain and
was carried back to the derailleur which then promptly rode
back and up until it was stopped by the cogs. The outside
body of the derailleur snapped in two and the chain twisted
180 degrees. Thank goodness the cogs were unharmed although
the hanger was also twisted slightly.

Thanks for all USEFUL advice.

Cheers
 
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Bfd

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"Peter" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> I read a while back (little over a year ago) that you can
> mix Campy and Shimano on your drive train.
>
> Here's what I would like to do.
>
> I have a sport touring bike I am overhauling. I really
> like the cleaness
of
> the Campy Brifters design as tey don't have the shift
> cable sticking out
and
> getting chafed by a handlebar bag. All I need to change
> are the Brifters
and
> chain. I was thinking of getting a pair of Xenon Brifters
> due to the
lesser
> cost than Mirage at c$190 Cdn.
>
> What I need to know is can I get 9 speed Shimano spacers
> that will fit the cassette on my Exage hubs?
>
> Also is there much difference in quality/longevity between
> Xenon and
Mirage?
>
> For what it's worth I ran an Exage 300 with my Mirage
> Brifters on my
racing
> bike when I toasted the Veloce rear derailleur and chain
> when a strap fell into the chain and was carried back to
> the derailleur which then promptly rode back and up until
> it was stopped by the cogs. The outside body of the
> derailleur snapped in two and the chain twisted 180
> degrees. Thank
goodness
> the cogs were unharmed although the hanger was also
> twisted slightly.
>
Are you saying that you was able to run "an Exage 300 with
my Mirage Brifters on my racing bike"? If that's the case,
then yes, use a shimano 9 rear hub/cassette (I recommend
shimano 9 chain too) and you're off.

Usually, the easiest way to "mix n' match" is to use Campy 9
ergo shifters with Campy 9 rear der and shimano 9
hub/cassette and chain. That works well for me. But if you
got Campy 9 ergo shifters to work with shimano 9 rear der,
more power and have a good ride!
 
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Peter

Guest
> Are you saying that you was able to run "an Exage 300 with
> my Mirage Brifters on my racing bike"? If that's the case,
> then yes, use a shimano
9
> rear hub/cassette (I recommend shimano 9 chain too) and
> you're off.

Almost. Actually the Exage 300 rear derailleur was from a 14
speed Gardin. It worked every bit as well as the Veloce! I
didn't notice any difference in quickness or precision of
the shifts. I probably would have left it on except I bought
the long cage Veloce and put on a Triple front 28-38-48
until I can afford the Mirage triple.

Amazing huh?

What I meant in the OP was can I use the 9 speed spacers on
a 7 speed hub as I don't want to have to buy a whole new
wheel and cogs as well. If I go that route (plus cost 4 the
chain) I will be nearly half way to the price of an
aluminum frame bike with Shimano Sora drivetrain and
Brifters. This is much more than I want to spend or need to
as everything else on my Sport Tourer is in great shape. I
really like the Brifters as I can keep both hands on the
bike while shifting.

"bfd" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:3UFic.11025$-
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> "Peter" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]...
> >> > What I need to know is can I get 9 speed Shimano
> >> > spacers that will
fit the
> > cassette on my Exage hubs?
> >
> > Also is there much difference in quality/longevity
> > between Xenon and
> Mirage?
> >
> > For what it's worth I ran an Exage 300 with my Mirage
> > Brifters on my
> racing
> >
> >
>
> Usually, the easiest way to "mix n' match" is to use Campy
> 9 ergo shifters with Campy 9 rear der and shimano 9
> hub/cassette and chain. That works
well
> for me. But if you got Campy 9 ergo shifters to work with
> shimano 9 rear der, more power and have a good ride!
 
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Qui Si Parla Ca

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prekow-<< I read a while back (little over a year ago) that
you can mix Campy and Shimano on your drive train.
>><BR><BR> << What I need to know is can I get 9 speed
Shimano spacers that will fit the cassette on my Exage hubs?

Also is there much difference in quality/longevity between
Xenon and Mirage?
>><BR><BR>

Need to also get a Campagnolo rear der, any of them. The
innards are very different from Xenon to Mirage, with Mirage
sharing most of the innards of all the groups above it,
including Record. Xenon, designed to be OEM, on par with
Sora/Tiagra, is much different, but certainly useable. I
think the ability to repair(find parts) plus upgrade to 10s
would make my choice Mirage ERGO.

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Boulder, CO, 80302
(303)440-3535 http://www.vecchios.com "Ruote convenzionali
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