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I go in tonight. Wish me luck.(10 posts)

I go in tonight. Wish me luck.PaulCL
Jun 10, 2003 9:30 AM
"In" to my ergolever. I've got all the parts, three sets of instructions, all of the tools, the time, the technology, I can rebuild it. Stronger, faster, clicking again.....all for less than $6 million.

If I screw it up, I take it to the LBS on Thursday and beg for mercy.

Paul
don't shops charge double if you already tried to fix it? ;-) nmDougSloan
Jun 10, 2003 9:58 AM
Ha haPaulCL
Jun 10, 2003 10:56 AM
Heck, if I've got it diassembled, that should save at least 30 minutes worth of a shop charge. Besides, I've only found one shop locally that will tackle the job.

From my three sets of instructions, the job doesn't look so difficult. It looks time consuming and hard on the eyes looking at all of those small parts.
i had it done for $39, including parts, btw nmDougSloan
Jun 10, 2003 12:53 PM
a questionPaulCL
Jun 10, 2003 4:18 PM
a question, even though you paid someone to do it (a smart idea). To get the levers off of the handlebars, can I remove the cables from the ergolever...or...do I have to unhook them and thread them all the way off the bike??
an answerDougSloan
Jun 10, 2003 4:23 PM
You can pull out the inner cable and leave the housing in place. (I think that is what you were asking?)

Are you just doing the right one?

Doug
my answerPaulCL
Jun 10, 2003 4:36 PM
Yes, just the right one. I can see how to remove the derailler cable, but I don't see the endpoint of the brake cable. Suddenly, this job has gotten bigger than I wanted it to be.

I think I'll hold off tonight and call one my LBSs in the morning to see if I can find someone to do the work. I have all of the parts for the rebuild. I would have to buy bartape from the LBS - that should make them happy. Besides, I got up at 5:45 this morning to ride...so I doubt I have the patience for such an intricate job tonight.

Thanks. Paul
if you tryDougSloan
Jun 10, 2003 8:09 PM
pull the lever open a little; then, after loosening the brake cable at the caliper, push the cable backwards from the caliper; you would be able to see it pushing out inside the lever; reach in with needle nose and pull it out.

or, just take the bike to the shop...

Doug
I'm taking it to the shopPaulCL
Jun 11, 2003 5:17 AM
I don't want to screw this up becuase I don't have time to un-screw it up. I leave for a Colorado vacation a week from Saturday. I can't afford to have the shifter not functioning properly. I can ride it as it, but I'd rather have that "click" back on every shift. Here I come LBS.....
$25 at LBS. 1 day turnaround. Why do it myself?? (NM)PaulCL
Jun 12, 2003 6:56 AM