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Chorus Ergo Levers(7 posts)

Chorus Ergo LeversDannyBoy
Mar 6, 2002 8:58 PM
My Chorus dual levers are fine up-shifting from the lever, but the down shift button is quite stiff and almost unusable from the drops, fine from the hoods though?

Is this a problem that'll improve once they've worn in, or is this a design issue, maybe some more lube'd help??

Only done about 500 miles on them so they're newish.

Please also see my earlier post about the ergobrain computer issue!! Ta.
It just takes more pressure from the dropsMcAndrus
Mar 7, 2002 5:33 AM
Chorus and Record work very well right out of the box and while they wear in ever so slightly, it isn't worth mentioning in terms of performance.

Mirage and Veloce are different, they have some kind of internal thingy that does wear in over the first few months. (I'm not sure about Daytona/Centaur.) Once they've worn in they shift very well but the during the wear in stage they're a little stiff.

As for using the thumb button when you're in the drops, it's just more difficult than from the hoods. You can apply more thumb pressure from above the button than you can from below it - so you have to push it with more force.
re: Chorus Ergo LeversDaveL
Mar 7, 2002 5:58 AM
They will wear in and get a lot smoother. The position of the lever on the bars can affect the leverage you can apply. I have smaller hands and found the right set up in time. Once you dial them in there's nothing smoother, IMO.
re: Chorus Ergo Leversmackgoo
Mar 7, 2002 6:53 AM
Make sure your bar tape is clear from the slot that the hood fix's into behind the thumb ratchet, and make sure the little nub of the hood is infact in that hole. This holds the back part of the hood back keeping the way clear for the thumb ratchet movement.
re: Chorus Ergo Leverskoala
Mar 7, 2002 7:07 AM
I switched bars going from a deep drop to a shallow drop because I have small hands. I noticed right away I could reach the thumb shifter much easier from the drops.
same heretarwheel
Mar 7, 2002 8:46 AM
I switched to Ritchey WCS bars with shallow drop and ergo shape, and the Campy shifters are very easy to reach and use.
Ritchey WCS BarsMikeC
Mar 7, 2002 9:58 AM
I use the WCS bars, too. They're the best I've ever found. They sure aren't pretty, but the ergo shape works great, and I've found myself using the drops a lot more often just because it feels so comfortable (and yes, the reach to the shifters is easier, too).