Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Senior Member mzeffex's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Fort Collins, CO
    My Bikes
    2011 S-works Tarmac SL3 Red, 2009 Fuji SLM 2.0 XT, 1986 Lotus Grand Prix Luxe single speed, 2012 Blue Norcross, Torelli Tipo Uno
    Posts
    8,026
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    How to shift campy?

    Ok so my neighbor gave me his bianchi 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

    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
    Are they talking about spectators feeding the cyclists? You know, like don't feed the bears?

  2. #2
    Senior Member z415's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Gainesville/Tampa, FL
    My Bikes
    Trek 1000, two mtbs and working on a fixie for commuting.
    Posts
    2,347
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Lever might be broken. Check out parktool.com for basic repairs. If that doesn't do the trick, well, I am no Campy person....
    Falling is learning...[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]...learn to not fall in a box.
    Any good American will watch THIS -and- WHERE WAS MY BIKE MADE?

  3. #3
    AEO
    AEO is offline
    Senior Member AEO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    A Coffin Called Earth. or Toronto, ON
    My Bikes
    Bianchi, Miyata, Dahon, Rossin
    Posts
    12,245
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
    http://sanfrancisco.ibtimes.com/arti...ger-photos.htm

  4. #4
    Senior Member mzeffex's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Fort Collins, CO
    My Bikes
    2011 S-works Tarmac SL3 Red, 2009 Fuji SLM 2.0 XT, 1986 Lotus Grand Prix Luxe single speed, 2012 Blue Norcross, Torelli Tipo Uno
    Posts
    8,026
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Alright thanks, I'll take it into the shop to take a look
    Quote Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
    Are they talking about spectators feeding the cyclists? You know, like don't feed the bears?

  5. #5
    AEO
    AEO is offline
    Senior Member AEO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    A Coffin Called Earth. or Toronto, ON
    My Bikes
    Bianchi, Miyata, Dahon, Rossin
    Posts
    12,245
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I forgot to mention, campy brake cables are different from shimano/everyone else.
    slightly smaller heads and slightly slimmer cable.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
    http://sanfrancisco.ibtimes.com/arti...ger-photos.htm

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Loveland, CO
    My Bikes
    Two LOOK 585s, one KG461
    Posts
    4,987
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.

  7. #7
    Senior Member mzeffex's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Fort Collins, CO
    My Bikes
    2011 S-works Tarmac SL3 Red, 2009 Fuji SLM 2.0 XT, 1986 Lotus Grand Prix Luxe single speed, 2012 Blue Norcross, Torelli Tipo Uno
    Posts
    8,026
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
    Are they talking about spectators feeding the cyclists? You know, like don't feed the bears?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •