I realize some brand purist frown upon such as mixed marriage, but for me it makes sense to pick the best from each brand and combine if possible. And IMHO the weak link in Campa group is the FD, which is why I decided to try the Shimano FD9000.
In any case, after about 2200 km, here is my conclusion: It works absolutely perfectly!
Best front shifting I have ever had. Period.
Every shift has been smooth both up and down, and have not had a single missed shift or any other issues.
This is with Stronglight 11 chainrings, in 34-50 and 36-50 combo. The 36-50 is of course a little smoother, because of the smaller jump, but 34-50 also worked perfectly for a week in the Mallorca mountains.
As I wrote in the original post:
It takes 3 clicks to shift up, and the first click I can use for trim while on small ring.
On big chainring, there is only a bit of rub on derailleur when chain is all crossed up - a gear I would never use anyway.One thing though
: I removed the small black plastic piece inside the derailleur cage (as "DMF" has pointed out, it is low quality and fits very poorly!) as it didn't do any good at all!
Hurray for good FD shifting
Weak point?? I would have agreed with you a while back as I was using SR11 with Extralite cranks & TA Rings. Having ditched the crankset in favour of a SR11 I have to admit it was the chainset not the FD that was the weak link. My SR11 works exactly as you describe now. So I can only surmise that your set up is compensating for your choice of rings. Nowt to do with Vicenza's FD!