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Ergo levers - Not a disaster but it bugs me nevertheless...(26 posts)

Ergo levers - Not a disaster but it bugs me nevertheless...divve
Oct 8, 2003 8:01 AM
Note the distance difference between the left and right shifter paddles and brake levers. Is there are way to adjust this short from whipping out a Dremel tool? Thanks.
check the brake release thingy? nmDougSloan
Oct 8, 2003 8:14 AM
Nope. My RH swings wide, misses bumper. Live with it. nmSpunout
Oct 8, 2003 8:50 AM
Is tooCrankist
Oct 8, 2003 8:51 AM
Even if they shift properly those things could drive me nuts, given the cost. May God have mercy on your soul - and let us know if it's resolved.
I agree. That's pretty bad.... nmDave Hickey
Oct 8, 2003 11:59 AM
Just bad quality controlLC
Oct 8, 2003 12:18 PM
Not much you can do with it except try to get them to give you new ones.
Just bad quality controldivve
Oct 8, 2003 2:23 PM
Too late to give them back. I already have them several months. Oddly enough I only discovered the problem last week. I've also checked out some bikes at a Merckx distributor and the same problem exists. Some are better some are the same.
Oct 8, 2003 6:54 PM
ShimaNO ???? nmDougSloan
Oct 8, 2003 7:29 PM
Please define "problem"Kerry Irons
Oct 9, 2003 5:46 PM
You call this a problem? If you weren't obsessing about this gap, it functionally wouldn't exist (you wouldn't know it). There is no affect on braking or shifting, so only other A-R people would notice. Move on to bigger things.
thanks for the psycho babble....divve
Oct 10, 2003 12:11 AM
....if you had cared to read all the way you would have seen that I only discovered the misalignment after almost two months of use. Then again, your post was more about you then I wasn't it.
I feel for you, man. Being AR is a virtue for roadie.Qubeley
Oct 10, 2003 10:49 AM
And I am proud!
Question for divve: where did you get the ITM bar tapes? looks nice..
the tape..divve
Oct 10, 2003 11:37 AM
...I got from when I got my Record groupo, but my LBS also sells it.
re: Ergo levers - Not a disaster but it bugs me nevertheless...ChilePEPr
Oct 8, 2003 4:41 PM
You might want to check the brake calipers. I overtightened one once and it wouldn't fully expand. The result was that the brake lever would not fully retract and made contact with the shifter lever causing a rattle on rough roads, driving me nuts. After loosening the brake caliper the lever was able to "open" more fully and the contact was gone.

Hope this helps.

Oh Come On!cipolini2b
Oct 8, 2003 7:52 PM
Who cares? Yea they're expensive, but it doesn't take away from its beauty or it's performance one bit. I think its a ridiculous claim...cmmon...
simple choicedivve
Oct 8, 2003 9:47 PM
Let's say you can pick between two matching ones and two that don't match at a shop. Which one would you choose? No, it doesn't diminish the performance, it does however take away from whatever "beauty" you see in a pair of shifters. It's comparable to buying a Ferrari and finding out one side-view mirror is mounted slightly higher than the other. It just looks lame.
Oct 9, 2003 9:55 AM
There is a difference between an expectation of quality in a $200 item versus a $150,000 (or so) item.

Yes, I think they should match, but it's no big deal.

I agree - fit and finish!the bull
Oct 9, 2003 7:04 PM
I went and looked at my Record levers and there is no such gap.
The levers on my Veloce are a little off, but they are not Record!
It's record, its art,it should be perfect. Find out whats wrong and fix it!
These are the little things in life that make the differance.
It's vaguely comforting.....tirider
Oct 8, 2003 8:05 PM
... to find someone as anal retentive as myself. There is no fix, only pray for a cure.
re: Ergo levers - Not a disaster but it bugs me nevertheless...koala
Oct 9, 2003 2:43 AM
It looks new, try to get them warranteed. Makes me realize how much I ride on the hoods-mine are worn.
OMG!!! Horrible abomination!! The humiliation you must feel! nmUncle Tim
Oct 9, 2003 4:47 AM
Are you sure that the pins that release the brakes are in thebill
Oct 9, 2003 6:12 AM
same position? Sometimes they can be half in, which I imagine might cause the brake levers to be improperly positioned.
Yes I'm sure....divve
Oct 9, 2003 6:40 AM
...but I'll live regardless of the gloom and doom of my Uncle Tim:)
even worse - which is correct ?!re: Ergo levers ...charlieboy
Oct 9, 2003 10:41 AM
Which setup is correct? Who knows...

FWIW my Veloce (oh dear!) ergos have an irritation that the right hand shift lever does not align with the brake lever, looking from straight ahead; ergo the little rubber thingy is sidestepped and levers rattle against each other - now that is a big deal! OMG!!!
re: Ergo levers - Not a disaster but it bugs me nevertheless...Hot Carl
Oct 9, 2003 11:19 AM
I'd think the lever with more space between the bumper and trigger is correct. If the rubber bumper was supposed to be in contact with the trigger when at rest, it would get worn away as you scrape the trigger across the bumper when shifting.
re: Ergo levers - Not a disaster but it bugs me nevertheless...litesp
Oct 10, 2003 12:26 PM
Exactly the same experience with Shimano DA. The right side had such a small gap that it scraped the brake lever during shifts. I brought them back to Performance for a no hassle exhange.

I'm a mfg. engr, so crappy quality control freaks me out. There is no excuse at any level. You may not get any resolution from Campy, but I'd voice my disappointment to the mfg.