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so I have some 9 speed campy shifters and a 9 speed shimano wheelset lying around, I'd like to know if they can work with each other so I can save some money as I'm planning on building/ upgrading a bike in the near future with these parts. So in short, is Campagnolo and Shimano in any way compatible with each other?

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  • Idea - Since you have the parts already, suggest you dry-fit them and see how it goes. If you're short a critical part like a cassette or chain, this is of limited value. I had to file my old-school hanger nut to get a 9 speed shimano wheel in place. – Criggie Mar 11 '18 at 23:59
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Campagnolo has two cable pull numbers for 9 speed, theres 3.0 and 3.2 mm per click.

Shimano 9 speed is 2.5mm of cable pull per click, so you're out of luck.


I'd suggest selling on the campy shifters on ebay and use the proceeds to fund some boring but common shimano ones.

Or go the other way and look for a campag rear wheel and derailleurs, but these will likely be more rare and therefore cost more.

Reference link: http://blog.artscyclery.com/science-behind-the-magic/science-behind-the-magic-drivetrain-compatibility/

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I had a 9 speed Tiagra group on a 2000ish bike. When the Shifter broke I replaced them with Veloce 9 speed ergos and rear mech. The rear der movement of Campag 9 sped was close enough to 9 speed shimano that shifting was fine on the shimano cassette.

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