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    Rebuilding Campagnolo Ergo Brakes/Shifters

    Just how complicated/difficult is it to rebuild a Camagnolo Ergo brake/shifter system? Curious if it involves replacing parts, or just taking it apart and putting it back together after being re-tuned?

    It all comes down to whether or not someone could do this at home without mechanic training...

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    They say as long as you have some patience and are careful about little bits flying around, it's not too technical of a job. (Supposedly very satisfying when you're done!) I have a broken G spring in mine, plan on doing the job in a couple of weeks when the part comes in. I'll let you know how it turns out. Some pretty good info at http://www.yellowjersey.org/ergo_ps.pdf and in Leonard Zinns Road Bike Repair Manual
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    Quote Originally Posted by Briareos
    Just how complicated/difficult is it to rebuild a Camagnolo Ergo brake/shifter system? Curious if it involves replacing parts, or just taking it apart and putting it back together after being re-tuned?

    It all comes down to whether or not someone could do this at home without mechanic training...
    Older Campy Ergos used to break a small plastic spring retainer pin with some frequency and wear out their "G-springs". Newer ones seem to have solved the broken part problem but the G-springs are still a frequent replacement item.

    The Campy Only web site (www.campyonly.com) has printed instructions available and Branford Bike (after they reopen in February) should be a good source for both written instructions and repair parts.


    It's supposed to be a fairly intricate job but not beyond the home mechanic if you go slowly and take good notes.

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