Bicycle Mechanics - How to shift campy?
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06-15-09, 08:26 PM
Ok so my neighbor gave me his bianchi :love: but I don't know how to shift with this.. I would assume it just needs new cables, but it won't shift to the larger cogs in the back. I shifter down to the smallest on the first ride since it was going downhill, but now its stuck, and the hills are killing me :lol:
So, it's campy mirage. I know you push the lever on the side down, but for the lever behind the brake lever do I push it REALLY far or is it just in need of new cables? Thanks.
Lever might be broken. Check out parktool.com for basic repairs. If that doesn't do the trick, well, I am no Campy person....
either the cable is stuck or the return spring is broken.
there are many video guides on how to fix broken campy shifters, if a new cableset doesn't fix the problem.
06-16-09, 05:43 AM
Alright thanks, I'll take it into the shop to take a look
I forgot to mention, campy brake cables are different from shimano/everyone else.
slightly smaller heads and slightly slimmer cable.
06-16-09, 06:49 AM
If you push the finger lever "really far" it will shift up to 3 cogs larger with one sweep of the lever. Be sure that you are not applying pressure to thumb button while trying to move the finger lever - that will make the finger lever inoperable.
06-16-09, 05:38 PM
AEO - thanks for the info.
Upon a 2 second examination, I see the housing is kinda shredded where it goes into a cable mount on the frame. This is the (a?) problem. Getting some new housing tommorow, 'long with a tune up and new bar tape. Well, I'm doing the tune up, as I work at a shop. I'm not experienced with campy stuff, hence the questioning.
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