Re: [Classicrendezvous] Campy Syncro 2 shifters question

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Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 10:40:56 -0700
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Campy Syncro 2 shifters question
From: "Dave Feldman" <>
To: PeterGrenader <>, walter skrzypek <>

I think of both of those systems as a "soft" index, as different from a "hard" index like current Campy DT shifters or any Shimano levers. I have an example of both that haven't hit the road on a bike yet but am ready to sell off my 8-speed "orphan" group and will probably try the Syncro 1 just because all of the bad stuff cannot possibly be true. David Feldman ----------
>From: PeterGrenader <>
>To: walter skrzypek <>
>Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Campy Syncro 2 shifters question
>Date: Mon, Oct 23, 2000, 9:06 AM
>To my recollection, the 2's worked just fine. It was the Syncros 1's that
>didn't. It wasn't so much the shifters, it was their untested notion that you
>could convert any gearing system by almost any manufacturer to index using the
>Syncros and the appropriate internal collar. Since then, the rest of the
>world, including the boys it Italy, have realized there are certain design
>considerations that must be adhered to in the rear d to achieve reliable index
>peace and love,
>Peter Grenader
>walter skrzypek wrote:
>> I recently acquired a New in Box set of campy syncros 2 shifters in a trade
>> with a batch of Campy C-record items and several campy aero bottles and
>> cages. Question: Are these the syncros shifters that were discussed in the
>> book The Dancing Chain as being campys ill attempt to compete with shimano's
>> index system. One person informed me that the syncros were not indexed and
>> much older than the book indicates, but the book mentions them as indexed
>> and newer. Maybe someone could help clarify this for me. If they are index
>> (which I was hoping they were not), Do they have the friction option, how
>> many speeds were they indexed for? Are these late 80s or what? Thanks
>> Walt "nursing an aching thumb and bad wrist" Skrzypek
>> "Falls" Creek, Pa
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