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Campagnolo Record 11sp shift lever problem

Old 06-03-19, 04:08 PM
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Campagnolo Record 11sp shift lever problem

I am upgrading my components from Campagnolo 10sp to 11sp. I installed both shift levers and torqued to spec. The right lever shifts fine, although, to be expected, it is stiff because it is new. The left lever, however, shifted alternately both up and down when connected to the front derailleur. It was not smooth at all. Now, it will not shift at all. I disconnected the cabling to the front derailleur, so it is completely free of variables. It is fully retracted. It shifts one click up and one click down but will not go any further.
Any ideas what the problem is? I have used Campagnolo since the mid 60's and I have never run across this kind of issue.
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Check that the cable end seated properly in the take-up spool. If it's a 2015 or newer shifter, there should be 3 clicks. Older shifters will have 6 or 7. Disconnect the cable from the FD and try shifting with tension applied by hand, after pushing the thumb button down. Try multiple pushes of the thumb button, if it's an older model, before using the finger lever.

Your FD should match the shifters. A 2015+ shifter won't work properly with an older FD.

Also be sure that the thumb button has been shifted all the way to the limit of its travel before attaching the cable to the FD, so the first click of the finger lever moves the cage.
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