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Spring/wire poked through hood -- Campy shifter rebuild?(7 posts)

Spring/wire poked through hood -- Campy shifter rebuild?PdxMark
Oct 14, 2002 11:55 AM
I noticed during my last ride the a very fine spring/wire was poking through the hood on my right shifter (2001 Chorus). It was poking out to the right about where my ring finger is when riding the hoods.

I tucked the wire back inside the hoods and continued the ride. But I'm thinking that I need to consider a rebuild for the shifter. Campyonly talks a bit about how to do it, and Branford Bikes will do it for $25 labor (a bargain, I suspect), but just a general question. Has anyone done it? Any comments/thoughts about doing it myself? Anyone seen one of these springs poke through before? Should we have a pool on how many more miles I can ride before the shifter locks up?
re: Spring/wire poked through hood -- Campy shifter rebuild?Leroy
Oct 14, 2002 1:29 PM
Are you sure it's a spring wire? Is it a renegade wire from your derailer shroud? I can't imagine where the spring would come from to poke through there; but then I've never had a spring break. Does the thing still shift?

Dave Loving
re: Spring/wire poked through hood -- Campy shifter rebuild?PdxMark
Oct 14, 2002 2:27 PM
I'll dig in to see where it's coming from... It seemed pretty long... Shifting is still working fine.
re: Spring/wire poked through hood -- Campy shifter rebuild?Spoiler
Oct 14, 2002 3:51 PM
I had a wire poke through, but it turned out to be an unraveling derailleur cable. I've also rebuilt the shifter. Some people say it's an easy 10 minute job. Nope. It's a fairly easy 30-45 minute job.
I'm going with the derailleur cable unraveling (nm)Kerry
Oct 14, 2002 5:27 PM
re: Spring/wire poked through hood -- Campy shifter rebuild?curlybike
Oct 14, 2002 7:17 PM
Replace the Der. cable.
Thanks all nmPdxMark
Oct 15, 2002 7:49 AM