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anyone else keep breaking ergo levers? How's shimano?(9 posts)

anyone else keep breaking ergo levers? How's shimano?ishmael
Feb 13, 2003 5:49 PM
I've broken the right hand one twice and now I just broke the left hand one. The internal bits I'm talking about. Campy's great because you can repair them, but I dont want them to break to begin with. How's shimano
they can brake too the rachet stops working- good waranty nmthe bull
Feb 13, 2003 6:39 PM
no, and less durable than Campaglonefrontranger
Feb 13, 2003 6:46 PM
I've only ever seen one warranty broken ergo, the other three or four were crash victims, from pretty solid crashes, too. The first 3 years I raced our entire team (52 guys and me) was on first generation (1992 - 94) Campag ergos incidentally, plus in '99 and '00 I worked for a Colnago dealer who sold mostly Campag groups on his bikes, and we've got four bikes in the house running C-10, so I've had some experience with them.

If you are wrenching too hard on the levers which I kind of suspect, the STIs will last even less long and won't be servicable. Cheaper tho.
I've had good luck with both.MR_GRUMPY
Feb 13, 2003 7:34 PM
I've got 6 years on my Chorus 8 speed Ergos and they haven't missed a beat. I've also got 3 years on 9 speed Dura Ace without a problem. Some people are lucky and some aren't.
I like to think that Dura Ace levers are like a fine Swiss Watch. Very pretty, but if something goes wrong, you can't take it to Joe's watch repair to fix it. Campy Ergo levers are like a Russian made watch. If it stops working, you can fix it with a screwdriver and a hammer.
How do you break them?McAndrus
Feb 14, 2003 6:57 AM
I've been riding Campy shifters for at least 8 years and several different versions: Veloce, Daytona, and Chorus. I have never even come close to breaking a shifter and I have crashed about once a year.

I'm not sure I could break a shifter. How do you do it?
maybe I shift a lot.ishmael
Feb 14, 2003 3:36 PM
that would explain the right one going, and the left one was sticking(they've been doing that lately) and I forced it.
solution: don't shift as oftenSpoiler
Feb 14, 2003 11:10 AM
My '99 Record right shifter broke twice in three years, so you're not alone.
re: anyone else keep breaking ergo levers? How's shimano?mackgoo
Feb 14, 2003 4:43 PM
No, and I doubt it has anything to do with shift frequency. Unless of course you shift about a billion times more frequently than the average joe. What model are we talking here.
record: first year of carbon rear derailureishmael
Feb 15, 2003 7:42 AM
I do shift a lot.