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Record 10 Shifters are stiff (lots of campy shifter posts!)(6 posts)

Record 10 Shifters are stiff (lots of campy shifter posts!)Spiderman
Sep 10, 2003 9:16 AM
Looks like all the Campy Shifter experts have to come out of the woodwork for us?

Anyway, I have had 2002 Record 10 shifters for about a year and a half (~5000) miles. They have started getting really stiff though. As in, when i go to shift, it takes a bit of effort to move the shifter paddle (not the thumb lever) over, and gets really hard right before it shifts the actual gear.

I am guessing that it just needs some grease/lube. Where exactly would i spray it in? I have seen/broken down a shifter so i have an idea, but just wanted to know if there was a specific place? Or just shoot it all up with lube.

Any specific lubes to use? I was going to use Finish Line "wet style" (the red stuff). Thanks in advance.
re: Record 10 Shifters are stiff (lots of campy shifter posts!)divve
Sep 10, 2003 10:24 AM
From what I can see it looks like there's teflon grease inside the mechanism from the factory. Short from disassembling the shifter to reach all the sliding and pivoting assemblies you can also spray oil/grease through the holes in the housing. If you roll back the hood you'll find 3 holes in the housing (1 on the top, 2 in the side). Spray some lube in there and for the remainder some on the springs above the front shift lever and in the back behind the thumb shifter mechanism. No need to lube the exposed ratchet teeth where the respective levers engage the mechanism.
Slick 50 1Lube...C-40
Sep 10, 2003 3:54 PM
This spray lube is compatible with plastics. There is one hole ahead of the ergo brain button hole that is for lube.

Don't spray too much or it will run all over your bar tape. Might be best to take the lever off, or at least untape the bars before lubing. If you have 5K on the cables, I'd replace just the shift cables at this time. It's cheapest to use Campy cables with universal or shimano teflon lined housing. A full campy brake/shift cable set is about $35. Be sure that the universal ferrules will fit into the ergo levers. Some may be too large to fit.
You might need to lube the cables too (nm)Kerry Irons
Sep 10, 2003 5:01 PM
c-40, is it slick 50 or 501?Spiderman
Sep 11, 2003 10:10 AM
I actually pulled out the cables and lubed them up, ders are all set as well, that is why it surprised me that the shifters were so stiff. I will try the lubing up the shifters and hopefully that will work.

Was planning on replacing cables/housing over the winter anyway but i didn't want to have to do it too early.

Thanks for your help!!
slick 50 is the brand...C-40
Sep 11, 2003 2:25 PM
Slick 50 makes a variety of teflon enhanced lubricants and motor oil additives. "One Lube" is in a red can with a black top. I had a hard time finding it at local auto supply places, so I finally broke down and ordered a couple of cans from www.mcmaster.com.