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What is the difference between campy and shimano clusters and chains?

Can ultegra/dura ace chains and clusters be used with campy record Confusedgroupset? Which is compatible with what?


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Regarding 10sp road groups:


The spacing on the clusters is different: Campag has a sprocket every 4.12mm and Shimano every 3.95mm. The thickness of the sprockets is also different: Campag is 1.6mm, Shimano 1.7mm


If you use a Shimano cluster with a Campag rear derailleur and shifters you will not be able to get clean shifting across the entire gear range and vice versa.


The chains both have the standard 1/2" pitch and 3/32" internal width. The external widths are near enough that I suspect you could get away with swapping chains...until the style police catch you.


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