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shop guys, what should a rt Ergo lever rebuild cost?(11 posts)

shop guys, what should a rt Ergo lever rebuild cost?DougSloan
Mar 26, 2003 7:12 AM
The thing feels like a friction shifter, with no "click" feel at all. Very vague. Any idea what a rebuild (right 2001 10 speed Record) should cost, parts and labor? Thanks.

~$75 labor; +-$15 parts (nm)TJeanloz
Mar 26, 2003 7:35 AM
Mar 26, 2003 7:41 AM

All the info is at this site. Total cost will vary depending on whether the rachet wheel needs replaced.
branfordbike for parts - labor DIYCarbonTi
Mar 26, 2003 11:10 AM
Agree branford is probably the best resource for this.

If you already do your own wrenching, I'd suggest DIY swapping the ratchet cog and detent springs for new. Not difficult to do.

How many miles did you have on this brifter? The internal mechanism is pretty beefy. Good luck.
thanks allDougSloan
Mar 26, 2003 2:13 PM
I do all my own wrenching, but I'm not necessarily good with itty bitty spring thingies that have to go in holding your mouth right.

Thanks for info. Maybe I'll try it next time.

No idea how many miles, but I'd guess around 20,000?

I do it for $25 including G-springs, the most used partcurlybike
Mar 26, 2003 12:18 PM
who wears the G-string? nmPdxMark
Mar 26, 2003 3:30 PM
Mar 26, 2003 1:54 PM
If you can't change your Polar HR monitor battery, I wouldn't recomend trying to take apart your ergo levers.
First, be sure it needs a rebuildKerry
Mar 26, 2003 6:03 PM
Often times, it's just suffering from "gunk pollution." Peel back the lever hood from the bar side and find the little hole in the body. While this is really a spring anchor, it works perfectly as an oil hole. Shoot some ProLink or TriFlow down there while shifing through the gears several times. Lube should be dripping out the bottom of the lever. If this doesn't improve things, then move on to the rebuild.
$15 Parts, $25 Labor at BranfordFred the Cross Poser
Mar 26, 2003 7:38 PM
Doug -

I am doing the right ergo rebuild on my Bianchi right now. Mine is the 1999 Chorus which had the notorious broken post problem. Anyway, Branford is great for parts. Good prices too. In fact, they will rebuild any Ergo for $25 - See their website.

I am having a hell of time reassembling the shifter. The tricky part is winding tension on the coil spring while trying to get the mating ends of the spring bushings to align (you have to see the diagram on to even begin to picture what I am talking about). I do all my own wrenching as well, but at this moment, I am regretting not sending the whole thing to Branford...

FWIW, send it to them & ride the fixie in the meantime!

Anyone have any tricks to reassembling the shifter?
$15 Parts, $25 Labor at BranfordCarbonTi
Mar 27, 2003 6:02 AM
The assembly sequence I used was to get the ergo components aligned and locked down first and wind the spring tension into the lever last.

You align the flats on the shifter bushing east-west and stack the washers and springs as required. The 4mm socket cap secures this, a little tricky as you have the tension of the upshift spring to work against as you line everything up to get the bolt to catch threads.

Use a needle nose plier to wind the spring hook onto the post. Reinstall the remaining spring in front for the downshift lever and you're done.

Branford is very good for fixing Ergo's, not sure there are many LBS wrenches that know how to fix Ergo's in a Shimano world, nor would I try so I DIY.

It's not like taking apart a Weber carburetor, I always had springs left over when I was done.