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    sticky R Brifter- is housing replacement necessary or could cable change help

    I have a number of bikes with very stiff Right Brifter shifting. (Oddly it seems particular to the Campy-equipped units, even those with Record and Chorus. Anything that would make it maker specific?)

    You really have to lean on the lever to shift it up.

    This I understand should not be, especially with higher end Campy.

    Question: To replace the hidden cable housing, I would have to re-bar wrap each bike. That is an exercise I would like to avoid unless necessary.

    Should I just bite the bullet and assume that there is no point in replacing the cable in the old housing?
    Do people generally replace both at once? or should a cable replacement only improve things?

    (of course I can do one and see the result for myself but I thought I would ask.)

    Peter

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    I'd try to flush the housings out with WD40 or something and re-lube before unwrapping the bars... a fresh bit of housing for the derailleur loop would prolly help, too.

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    If you are going to take the time to repalce the cable, take the extra time and replace the housing. You will thank yourself in the long run.
    If it looks like the $3000 bikes but costs less than a decent helmet, it probably isn't a wise investment.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pstock View Post
    (Oddly it seems particular to the Campy-equipped units, even those with Record and Chorus. Anything that would make it maker specific?)
    The cable routing. If your housing is shagged, make sure you replace it with good stuff so you don't need to unwrap your bars again for a long time.

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