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    Shimano CX70 Fr. Der. - compatible w/ Campy Ergo

    Does anyone know if the Shimano FD-CX70 Front Derailleur is compatible with the Campy Ergo (left front shifter)?

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    I am assuming that it is since there is some trim in the shift.

    I am looking for the lowest profile front double derailleur that will work. My rear wheel (on a Canonndale Cyclocross 5 CAAD9) with a 35 tire leaves very little room for the derailed to be mounted and seems like it will be a mud catcher.

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    yes, i've used that setup for 10 months now. the action is extra stiff with a 2009 centaur ergo but the shifts are precise with no issues while racing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roseyscot View Post
    yes, i've used that setup for 10 months now. the action is extra stiff with a 2009 centaur ergo but the shifts are precise with no issues while racing.
    Thanks-

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    Just bought the CX70 fr derailleur - Jenson price matched Nashbar's $51.99 price: Shimano CX70 CX Front Derailleur > Components > Drivetrain > Front Derailleurs | Jenson USA Online Bike Shop

    and shipping was free.

    Also pulled the trigger on the CX70 brakes: Shimano CX70 Canti Brake > Components > Brakes > Cantilever Brakes | Jenson USA Online Bike Shop

    Still considering the solid CX50 cranks (vs the hollow CX70s)

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    I have an ancient Sachs (re-branded Campy) 8 sp pair of Ergos that I plan to use: velospace bike forums - Determining what speed these are? with a 8 sp Shimano cassette (both 4.8 mm spacing). Shimano brifters, in my experience don't last very long, can't be re-built easily, and don't survive crashes well. The Campy Ergos are seemingly trouble free. I have a stock bike with all Campy Veloce and 9sp Ergos; and a drop-bar "mostercross" MTB with 8sp Ergos on a 7speed Shimano cassette (both 5mm spacing) which shifts great.

    See Sheldon Brown's Cassette Spacing Cribsheet:
    Sheldon Brown's Bicycle Frame and Cassette Spacing Crib Sheet

    Shimano 7-speed: 5.0 mm
    Shimano 8-speed: 4.8 mm
    Campagnolo 8-speed: 5.0 mm
    Sachs 1997 8-speed: 5.0 mm
    Sachs 1998+ 8-speed: 4.8 mm




    why all shimano with campy ergos? it is a common solution to upgrading older bikes (shimano 8spd w/ campy 10 ergos) but isnt a common choice for new builds. campy 11 ergos controlling shimano 9spd would likely be a great cross setup if that is what you have planned. cheap chains and cassettes plus better ergonomics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erik_A View Post
    Just bought the CX70 fr derailleur - Jenson price matched Nashbar's $51.99 price: Shimano CX70 CX Front Derailleur > Components > Drivetrain > Front Derailleurs | Jenson USA Online Bike Shop

    and shipping was free.

    Also pulled the trigger on the CX70 brakes: Shimano CX70 Canti Brake > Components > Brakes > Cantilever Brakes | Jenson USA Online Bike Shop

    Still considering the solid CX50 cranks (vs the hollow CX70s)
    Thanks for posting the heads up on this. I have been wanting to get rid of my pully thing for a while. Going with a top pull CX70. Hoping for an improvement in front shifting.

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