Re: [Classicrendezvous] Campy Syncro 2 shifters question

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Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 18:11:13 -0700
To: "Dave Feldman" <>, PeterGrenader <>, walter skrzypek <>
From: "Joseph Bender-Zanoni" <>
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Campy Syncro 2 shifters question
In-Reply-To: <[]>

I use the Synchros I with a first generation Suntour Superbe to get nice soft indexing on a 7 speed Sachs freewheel. Took a few tries with the rings though. It also wouldn't be to everyones taste.


At 10:40 AM 10/23/00 -0700, Dave Feldman wrote:
>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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