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Can you Upshift from the drops with campag's thumb lever?

mogsawerble4mogsawerble4 Posts: 24
edited October 2012 in Road beginners
I currently have a bike with sora and because my thumbs and hands are quite small I cannot upshift from the drops. I know that veloce like all campag group sets has a thumb lever like sora but I was unsure wether or not you could upshift from the drops on veloce?

Thanks in advance for all replies

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  • I have what I would describe as medium size hands, yes I can easily upshift using Veloce, when riding in the drops.
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  • g00seg00se Posts: 2,221
    Yup - the Campag thumb levers are much larger and further back on the lever-body - so you can reach them on the drops.

    Check out the pictures on this old thread. viewtopic.php?f=40004&t=12562166
    The Campag lever is the old-shape - but the position is identical.
  • Thanks for the replies!
  • I have relatively small hands with short fingers, and *I* can reach the Campagnolo thumb levers.
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  • unixnerdunixnerd Posts: 2,864
    I've always wondered about that too. It's the one thing that's put me off Campag. Never had the chance to try it, Campag seems thin on the ground up here.

    One thing I liked when I had Sora on my tourer was that it was easier to change gear with thick gloves on, much harder with 105/Dura Ace. I imagine Campag would be similar.
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  • g00seg00se Posts: 2,221
    unixnerd wrote:
    One thing I liked when I had Sora on my tourer was that it was easier to change gear with thick gloves on, much harder with 105/Dura Ace. I imagine Campag would be similar.

    Campag more so - there's a very positive feel to gear changes though the levers, especially with the ultra shift versions of the ergos where the thumb levers travel right down under the body.
  • secretsamsecretsam Posts: 4,840
    I've got Sora and must admit I'm not a fan of the buttons on the side, they are a pain when on the drops...

    It's just a hill. Get over it.
  • dabberdabber Posts: 1,672
    I've got Sora on my winter bike, Veloce on my "best bike. It's like chalk and cheese.

    The Sora button is poorly placed and using on the drops is impossible (for me anyway).
    The Veloce button is just right and changes in the drops are dead simple and reliable.
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  • bigmatbigmat Posts: 5,111
    Campag you can upshift on the drops, on the hoods or on the tops - try doing that with Shramano!
  • lostboysaintlostboysaint Posts: 4,252
    Yes you can, very easily as has been stated.
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