Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Seattle & Boston
Bikes: Rodriguez Touring
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Never once thinking about my Campy STI shifters snapping off, I would have never given this a thought.
Everyone knows finding Campy is a real pain, even when you live in a Big City. So of course, when my STI shifter just snapped in two in Cape Breton, with my limited knowlege on repairs, I was at a loss. Luckily it was the front shifter, and so after two days of riding in a fixed ring, also fine as I generally ride pokey, I finally reached a bike shop. Now, I have a downtube shifter as the work around. Oddly enough, the day my shifter snapped off, I met a fellow also travelling on Campy, whose rear shifter broke, and the same shop did a work around with a Shimano 8 speed mountain bike contraption.
My downtube shifter works fine and I probably won't get the shifter fixed till Spring, when I also do major cleaning after winter and prepping for touring.
From now on, I am going to carry this odd little bit.
And the other thing I'll be doing is not having Campy on my next touring bike, whenever that one enters my life.