Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Loveland, CO
Bikes: Two LOOK 585s, one KG461
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All 11 speed FDs have the same design. I suspect that the new 10 speed models do too. It's really not a new issue. You can make the same mistake with just about any FD and get poor results. I've got an '08 Chorus FD on an 11 speed drivetrain and it works fine. The '07-'08 models have longer lever arms and a different geometry than the newer ones. They actually will work with the cable installed either way, but only one way is correct - the same as the newer models.
Campy needs to provide better instructions with a detail showing the cable routing. I hooked up an 11 speed FD the wrong way the first time, but figured out the problem quickly, when the shifter wouldn't stay in the big ring position.
Last edited by DaveSSS; 09-17-10 at 09:39 AM.