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Ergolever rebuild question(15 posts)

Ergolever rebuild questionPaulCL
May 17, 2003 11:38 AM
I just picked up my new frame from the shop. They switched my components from my old bike to this one (Campy Record).

The mechanic rec'd that I get a rebuild on my right ergolever since the shifting is sloppy and it doesn't "click" half the time. He said that I could nurse it until the end of summer then ship it off. He didn't feel comfortable doing it himself - I think it was the time involved. I've know for a couple of weeks that I would be needing a rebuild. It still shifts fine, just sloppy and clickless. I have about 10-12,000 miles on it.

So what do you think?? Tackle this one myself?? Mail it to Branford?? Go ahead and keep riding it?? My hesitation is that I leave for Colorado in just five weeks. I can't go without it then or leading up to the ride. I'm going to call a bunch of local shops first to see if anyone can do it for me.

This is really a question for those who have rebuilt an ergolever themselves. Any input would be appreciated.
Thanks. Paul
re: Ergolever rebuild questionmackgoo
May 17, 2003 1:21 PM
It's really not that complicated just tedious. I've done three now, it takes about an hour. There's good info at campy only and I think Vello in the tech section. Check those sources out.
May 17, 2003 5:34 PM
I've had an email conversation with Tim at Branford on the same subject. He suggested doing it myself and I think I'll give it a try. I'm going to buy the rebuild booklet from them and the parts. Any recommendation on parts that I should buy?? I don't know what's wrong, but there has to be a group of parts that I should always replace. I'd like to buy the parts and booklet at the same time.

Thanks again. Paul
May 17, 2003 5:42 PM
Really it should only be the "D" springs, but ask Tim. Tell him your miles and ask what he sugests. To tell you the truth the booklet was helpfull but a little unclear if I remember correctly. The Campyonly and Vello article cleared up a few questions. It is still a good thing to have though.
Hey Mackgoo....a rebuild questionPaulCL
May 19, 2003 10:44 AM
I had an email conversation with Tim at Branford. Essentially, he gave me a $75 list of parts to use. My lever only has 10-12,000 miles on it and shift fine for now. Just the 'click' is sometimes gone. His parts list sounds a bit extensive to me.

From your post, maybe I should go with the "g" springs and the teflon washers. Tim rec'd the "g" springs ($10), two "g" spring holders ($20), two "g" spring carriers ($6), ergo cog ($30 !), thumb button spring (?), and teflon washer (?). What do you think??

A LBS offered to do the job for me at $20 plus parts. I've never trusted them on any other mechanical work, so I hesitate.
Hey Mackgoo....a rebuild questionmackgoo
May 23, 2003 5:17 AM
I've been away for a while. Tim is giving you a basically total rebuild list. I would tend to say just do the springs, but then you have it apart already so... Also if you have it apart and find things worn then you'd have to wait for the parts.
Me once I spring for the stuff(read spend the money) I am basically cheap. So if it were me I'd do the springs.
If you need the booklet, let me know.russw19
May 17, 2003 8:26 PM
I have the rebuild booklet.. I can mail it to you. I can get them for free from Quality thru the bike shop I work at. It is for Record 9/10 speed, 98-2003. If you need it, let me know.

That would be greatPaulCL
May 18, 2003 5:21 AM
It would save me $5 ...I'm all for saving money. It is for Record 10sp, 1999. shoot me an email, and I'll return it with my home address. Thanks,thanks, thanks. Paul
That would be greatrussw19
May 19, 2003 11:59 AM
Hey Paul, it's on the way. You should have it on thursday. Just repay the favor and photcopy it and give it to anyone you know who needs it... it's the Karma thing to do. I can't believe they charge for that thing.. it's just a photocopy of the campy assembly manual. I can see charging for making their postage back, but if you order the rebuild kit from them, they should throw it in. But that's just my opinion. Anyways, once you do this repair, let me know how hard it is... I have never done it. I have riden Dura-Ace for the bast 13 years or so. I got this to put with my cycling maunals and info for my home collection just in case I ever have to do this in the future.

More than happy to sharePaulCL
May 19, 2003 12:23 PM
Thanks again. Paul
If you need the booklet, let me know.gamara
May 18, 2003 9:00 PM
Russ, I would be interested in getting a copy of that book as well. My email is:

ooooh, me to, me to! trade for TDF Shwag....philippec
May 19, 2003 4:43 AM
Can you send me a copy as well? I'll trade it against some cool TDF shwag that the caravan distributes. e-mail me at


ooooh, me to, me to! trade for TDF Shwag....russw19
May 19, 2003 11:55 AM
For both you guys... give me a week or so and I will get another copy and photo copy it. Or I may just scan it so I can email it. Either way... but I will order another one when I get a chance. Like I said, I can get them for free, so it's not a big deal to me, but I get them thru one of our shop's distributors, so I need to order them. I can send you guys a neat little sheet of Campy stickets for the Campy Carbon stuff. It has stickers that look like carbon fiber with the Campy logo on it. I see people selling them on ebay for like $5 a sheet and they are free from campy. They are just little promo items. Anyways, I will send you both an email to get addresses, but just give me a week or so to get those in. I will mail them once I get them.


anyone else who want's a copy, now's the time to speak up.
Hey Russw19 and other guysPaulCL
May 19, 2003 12:26 PM
If you'd like...I'll copy and mail the booklet to the other guys. Like you suggested Russ...its' that Karma thing...

If you guys want the booklet, email your address to me at I'll copy the booklet at work and mail it off the same day I get it from Russ.

Thanks. Paul
well, if you're offering...satanas
May 22, 2003 11:08 AM
...I'd really like to get a copy, but not sure what I can usefully give in exchange. Pretty sure they're not available locally, as the distributor here wouldn't risk losing business...

Perhaps you could mail me at: