Campag Shifter lost its click

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DeVlaeminck
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Campag Shifter lost its click

Postby DeVlaeminck » Tue May 27, 2014 09:48 am

RH 10sp Chorus, it still shifts but the button has lost its click and the indexing seems to be a little bit erratic.

Is this likely to be a case of a worn G spring and/or carrier ? It's definitely a shifter problem rather than anything at the mech or cables. If so I quite fancy having a go at it myself rather, is it doable for an average diy mechanic ?
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Re: Campag Shifter lost its click

Postby Calpol » Tue May 27, 2014 15:49 pm

doable?
I guess that depends on three things
1. Your mechanical competence
2. Your patience
3. The contents of your toolbox - a hook tool and some needlenose pliers are essential really.

I had a go at rebuilding a Chorus 11 speed lever a while a go and its a fiddly job. If you are going to try it then my advice would be to video the disassembly using your phone so you can remember what bit goes where when it comes to putting it all back together. Graeme at VeloTech charges £25 for a rebuild so if you get stuck you can send it to him. He does tend to be pretty busy though and turnaround for work might not be fast enough for you.

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Re: Campag Shifter lost its click

Postby DeVlaeminck » Tue May 27, 2014 15:54 pm

OK Ill give it a go - I have the pliers, can probably improvise a hook tool and if it goes wrong Mercians where I just bought the springs have already told me Geoff still works 2 days a week and they'll see me in a week !
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Re: Campag Shifter lost its click

Postby DeVlaeminck » Wed May 28, 2014 15:38 pm

Job done, dead easy, I think it's the 11 speed you need the hook tool for to be honest a small allen key and a hammer is all you really need though pliers did come in useful.
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Re: Campag Shifter lost its click

Postby Calpol » Wed May 28, 2014 16:07 pm

DeVlaeminck wrote:Job done, dead easy, I think it's the 11 speed you need the hook tool for to be honest a small allen key and a hammer is all you really need though pliers did come in useful.

Good man. Nothing better than fixing something yourself especially if it saves you money :)

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Re: Campag Shifter lost its click

Postby DeVlaeminck » Wed May 28, 2014 16:14 pm

Just to add it was the G springs, one was actually broken so that kind of made it obvious what the problem was. Used the campag instructional video on youtube for stripping a 2008 Record shifter - looked identical as far as I had to go.
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Re: Campag Shifter lost its click

Postby lesfirth » Wed May 28, 2014 16:42 pm

Success with jobs like this give you a feeling that is worth paying for. Never mind saving money. Well done.

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Re: Campag Shifter lost its click

Postby DeVlaeminck » Wed May 28, 2014 20:10 pm

Just been out on it for a test - blimey it's made a real difference - it must have been on the way out for a while as it's incredibly precise now compared to what it was !
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Re: Campag Shifter lost its click

Postby Flanners1 » Thu May 29, 2014 05:33 am

can I ask where you sourced the parts?
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Re: Campag Shifter lost its click

Postby DeVlaeminck » Thu May 29, 2014 12:55 pm

I nipped down to Mercians and bought a couple of G springs over the counter - if you don't have a campag specialist near you then I believe Sigma Sport sell them for £2.50 each - get a pair as there are two of them.
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Re: Campag Shifter lost its click

Postby kirkee » Thu May 29, 2014 22:23 pm

Good effort on the ergo rebuild. Ref the needle nose pliers, thats what I used to keep the disc cover spring tension-ed while doing the center allen bolt up. Im doing another lever soon and I will try using a 90 degree offset pair of mini circlip pliers instead, hopefully they 'l make it less awkward. Sigma cycle sport do have a good campagnolo spares range online, thats where I get them.


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