Digging up an old post, for those out there who love Veloce with the 'big hands inserts' like me. Mr Lennord Zinn has posted somewhere in the wild webernetz that Campy shifters + SRAM RD + Shimano cassette 10s = acceptable shifting.
I put this setup together today on the stand it shifts well... going to test on the road tomorrow, and in a CX race in chicago on Saturday.
Not sure why I would want to go to 10s cassette, 9s seems cheaper (chains/cassettes) and my Shimergo shifted really well this season. I guess I am just a tinkerer
I tried that setup and didn't get the perfect shifting that I'm used to from a normal drivetrain or Shimergo. SRAM derailleurs expect a constant cable pull, while Shimano and Campy expect a different amount of cable pull per shift (the mm per shift varies depending which gear you are in). While we could get most gears to work, it certainly wasn't the level of accuracy you'd want, esp when you introduce slop from cyclocross.
Good luck and do report back if you get a lot of good use out of that. You can always do the Campy 11 levers to get 10s with a SRAM or Shimano cassette.
Well, just got back from a quick (20 mile) ride. Rode the Veloce/SRAM/Shimano setup. Shifted beautifully. Different than my Hubbub setup with a sram cassette, but I think that is the difference in cassettes (SRAM seems to be louder). Shifts were super smooth. The one thing that i noticed was that in the 2nd cog from bottom (11-25) cassette, while shifts were perfect for the most part, the ramp on the 3rd ring made a bit of noise, but i am guessing a click or 2 on the barrel adjuster would have worked without throwing the rest of the shifts off (i wasn't bothered by it since the rest were nearly flawless). I don't end up in the bottom 2-3 cogs for very long.
Now i have to decide if i want to go 9 or 10s... since both shifting systems seem to work well. I will race the 10s this weekend, and bring a pit bike (9s) since I don't have a 2nd 10s cassette for pit wheels.
I am leaning to 9s since cassettes are so cheap (pg950 and 970) seeing how i went through 3 chains and am on my 2nd cassette on my race bike, and a 2nd cassette on my gravel bike (figuring out why i wear through chains so fast is my next priority... i clean/lube after nearly every ride/race, and am only 190lbs with avg power i'd say)
I have to agree w/ Andrew, I have used Campy Veloce levers w/ 9 speed shimano and xtr mid-cage derailleur. It teaches you to be your own best mechanic and once I get it dialed in I rarely touch it the whole season. Another plus is that the cables are hidden. I used a sram pit bike this year and it felt like shi-ate.
I've set up one bike with the Shimergo solution and it worked great, but I sold that bike about two weeks later, then my son said he wanted to raice CX, so... waiting to set up another bike with Campy levers and shimano derailleurs. But both bikes are working great and it seems a shame to tear down a well functioning system.
One (9sp) is set up w/Tiagra brifters, old old old Deore rear derailleur, 105 front, 9 speed. Three years and I keep thinking "If something breaks on this, then I'll rebuild" but nothing breaks. This has got to be the smoothest, quietest shifting bike I've ever had.
Other is the bike I bought brand new that came with Rival group. Aside from struggling with the front derailleur (which I finally got working thanks to a Vuelta chainring) it's been pretty good. One really muddy race the cassette was getting clogged and I was having trouble with it skipping around in a few gears but since I did not race the other bike (I should of had it set up as a pit bike) I don't have any real comparisons. Wear has been decent on the 10sp and I like the feel of the hoods. If going 10sp and the cable is top-routed, get the Shimano CX70 front derialleur. It'll save some headaches.
I have not broken any chains on either which is amazing considering how hard I am on stuff.
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