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    pre-2001 Campagnolo RD compatible w/ Athena Ergo v2

    I have a pre-2001 Campagnolo (Racing-T) rear derailleur and just got some (unknown year) Athena v2 9-speed Ergo shifters. The shifters have the rounded tops (not pointy like the v1 Ergos).

    Will I have shifting issues? I cant seem to find a catalog showing Athena v2 9-speed Ergo shifters; so I don't know what year they are.

    I have heard there could be a 3.2mm vs 3.0mm cable pull difference.

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    I'm pretty sure that Athena was renamed Daytona in 1999 (Daytona became Centaur a few years later). The Athena name was re-introduced in 2010 for a new group between Chorus and Centaur, but by then it was 10-speed. If I'm correct, your 9-speed Athena levers are for the old, pre-2001 derailleur geometry, so they should work for you. The round hoods came in around '97.

    Hopefully some Campyphile expert here will confirm this.

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    The new lever shape was introduced in 1999, but the change in pull ratios and RD design happened for the 1998 model year. I'm guessing the odds are you are probably OK, but look carefully at the '97 and '98 parts catalogs to see if you can spot the difference between the RD's and compare to the one you have.

    The official Campagnolo web site - Bicycle Parts and Components Cycling - Technical documentation
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    Try this link. It's the Campy bible. Good luck

    Rear Derailleurs - Branford Bike - Seattle/Bellevue - Campagnolo Pro Shop
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    Quote Originally Posted by cs1 View Post
    Yes, I was going from a faulty memory.

    However, back to the OP's question. Since Athena was gone by 2001, it follows that his shifters are pre-2001 and thus compatible with his RD?
    There's sometimes a buggy.
    How many drivers does a buggy have?

    One.

    So let's just say I'm drivin' this buggy...
    and if you fix your attitude you can ride along with me.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GekiIMh4ZkM

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerjulio View Post
    Yes, I was going from a faulty memory.

    However, back to the OP's question. Since Athena was gone by 2001, it follows that his shifters are pre-2001 and thus compatible with his RD?
    Guys- thanks very much.

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    Thanks!

    No issue as long as the RD isn't worn out. Athena, 9s 1997 pointed, 1998 rounded levers, samo for 1999, Athena became Daytona in 2000.

    In actual practice, you can also use a post 2001 RD with any Campagnolo shifter setup..works great. I use 2012 Rders as replacement Rders now..

    The whole pre-post 2001 gig is overplayed.

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    Built it up last night and everything shifts great. - Thanks again.

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