Once I got used to them, they felt faster and smoother than any of the 'Mano stuff. Need to use an older style rear d. like the older Athena or Croce or C-Record. They key is using the right insert. I have the index to this in a newsletter put out by Campy. Drop me a note offlist if you're interested or tell me what you plan to use and I'll look it up and let you know what Campy recommended.
Like the feel of the Synchro levers much more than the 8 speed stuff..
> 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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