Join Date: Nov 2007
Bikes: Indy Fab CJ, '92 RB-1, Raliegh GP Fixie, Steelman SR
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Campy Left Ergo Functionality
I have a 1999 Campy Chorus 9 speed group that I'm thinking about moving onto a refinished RB-1. I currently have a perfectly functional Ultegra 9 group on there now, so this is about seeing how the other half lives. I am not familiar with how the left Ergo shifter works, so I'm unsure if my lever rebuild was done correctly. I want to make sure I have it right before installing the grouppo. The downshift on the left lever seems to move proportional to how far you move the thumb lever (i.e. a large throw on the lever produces more cable movement). Shimano simply "clicks" in distinct increments and has only three clicks for a double chainring (at all of mine only have three). I can upshift one click at a time, if that's useful information.
I also wouldn't mind anyone's thoughts on whether it's worth the hassle to make the switch. I will also need to build a wheel, but that's no big deal.