R7000/R8000 front derailleur with Campagnolo Shifters
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    R7000/R8000 front derailleur with Campagnolo Shifters

    I have older Record 10 speed Ergopower shifters with eleventy billion clicks on the left hand lever and find the cable tension adjuster on newer Shimano FDs interesting as I can lose an inline cable adjuster between the bars and frame.

    Beyond the Frankenbike issues which I don't really care about, will a R7000/R8000 FD play nice?

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    No idea...try it out and let us know. I'd think the odds are in your favor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bremerradkurier View Post
    I have older Record 10 speed Ergopower shifters with eleventy billion clicks on the left hand lever and find the cable tension adjuster on newer Shimano FDs interesting as I can lose an inline cable adjuster between the bars and frame.

    Beyond the Frankenbike issues which I don't really care about, will a R7000/R8000 FD play nice?
    Campy front shifter is essentially a friction shifter. Unless there is a big difference in cable pull such that the Shimano requires a lot more cable movement than the Campy shifter can provide, it should work fine. In my opinion, the Campy concept is a far better one than the "big bang shift with trim" Shimano approach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerry Irons View Post
    Campy front shifter is essentially a friction shifter. . .

    In my opinion, the Campy concept is a far better one than the "big bang shift with trim" Shimano approach
    I agree, though I'd say RATCHETING friction shifter.

    Unless there is a big difference in cable pull such that the Shimano requires a lot more cable movement than the Campy shifter can provide, it should work fine.
    Yeah, highly likely that it will work, especially since those Campy shifters could handle triples, so there's a lot of movement available.
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    Did it with the R8000 FD and it works great-the maggot screw adding an extra contact point and microadjustment of cage alignment is a great feature.

    I anticipate that the steel cage will last a lot longer than a Chorus or higher FD with a carbon outer plate.

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