's Forum Archives - Components

Archive Home >> Components(1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 )

Help with Campy Ergo shifter...(7 posts)

Help with Campy Ergo shifter...5ive
Jul 15, 2002 9:02 AM
My right Campy Record shifter has gone sorta 'soft'. All of a sudden, the shifters (especially the thumb shifter) has gotten very 'mushy' feeling as if the cable has lost its tension. Took it to LBS and changed the cable, but still the same problem. LBS suspects that the rachet inside the shifter is worn and the shifter needs to be rebuilt. Anyone with similar experience? Possible solution? The shifter has around 7000 miles on it and the problem I described was developed very suddenly (not a gradual wear problem I suspect). Thanx for any help.
I've heard that there is...SGrouts
Jul 15, 2002 11:58 AM
... a screw that adjust the click hardness.
A never had to look for it but you can search your inside of the ergopower (remove the plastick hoods first.
A think this may be it because you said it was sudden (the screw unscrewed it self i believe).
re: Help with Campy Ergo shifter...curlybike
Jul 15, 2002 1:31 PM
The index springs are passing away and soon it will not stay in the largest rear sprocket. Give a ligt tug on the shifter cable when the chain is on the largest cog in the rear. If it pops to the next position very easily, then you are due to replace the index springs. Contrary to what another poster said there is NO adjuster screw for click tension. You will find instructions at
typical LBS...C-40
Jul 15, 2002 1:55 PM
This one should have been a no-brainer for the LBS. If simple lubrication doesn't help, something's broke. 7000 miles is certainly enough to warrant an overhaul.

If the shifter is less than 3 years old, you should be able to get it fixed for free, under warranty.

Warranty service requires the sales receipt. The lever must be sent to Campy by an authorized dealer. It can take a long time. I had one repaired on warranty and it took 3 months. To avoid bike downtime, I bought a new pair of ergo levers before I removed the old ones.
re: Help with Campy Ergo shifter...Bikez
Jul 15, 2002 3:23 PM
I had a similar problem 2 years ago, here's what I did!
It sounds like the 2 G-springs(ec-re209/210) have lost their tension and are not engaging the ratchet notches on the ergocam, as a result shifting was sloppy, and at times I experienced ghost shifts. Also check both of the 2 (coil spring/return spring) to make sure they're in engagement with internals. Finally check that the post on the G-spring carrier is intact, that is where the coil spring hooks onto.
I ordered spare parts/ergopower tech manual from Branfordbike, and was able to do the job myself, Good Luck!
re: Help with Campy Ergo shifter...ridewt
Jul 16, 2002 6:52 AM
I had the same problem after about 4,000 miles. The index spring was shot and a local guru (not all LBS will know how to do this, partly because so many shops know Shimano but not Campy) put the new springs in. I did also talk to Campy warranty and they said no dice - normal wear and tear - it cost me about $70 for the repair.
Thank you all for your help! (nm)5ive
Jul 16, 2002 7:51 AM