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Converting Campagnolo Ergolevers to brake only- need disassembly help/advice

Old 12-20-19, 09:44 PM
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Converting Campagnolo Ergolevers to brake only- need disassembly help/advice

So I've got two sets of 8-speed Ergolevers. One was originally 9-speed but converted to 8 before I bought them, and the other is a last-gen 8-speed, meaning they both have the V2 body shape. One of these sets is going to be relieved of its shifting bits and used as brake only. The removed parts will be stored for future reassembly.

I'm looking for step-by-step instructions on how to remove the stuff I don't need. I appreciate any help anyone can offer.
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I don't have "Campy Ergo Rebuild" vids saved but there are many for the search. Making sure which side lever and which way you loosen the end bolts of the main shaft is critical. Try to keep track of the orientation/order of the removed parts, watch for thin shim washers that stick to surfaces. When it comes time to reinstall the guts you'll be comfy with the process. Andy
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Or just buy a pair of levers that are brake only. I have Tektro road levers on a bike and they look and feel like Campy. Why go through all that bother?
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Originally Posted by Andrew R Stewart View Post
I don't have "Campy Ergo Rebuild" vids saved but there are many for the search. Making sure which side lever and which way you loosen the end bolts of the main shaft is critical. Try to keep track of the orientation/order of the removed parts, watch for thin shim washers that stick to surfaces. When it comes time to reinstall the guts you'll be comfy with the process. Andy
Thanks so much!
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here's a vid that may be useful. Maybe a little later version than yours but close.


just disassemble and remove the shifting parts. EZ !

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...maybe I'm missing something here, but why not just run the brake cables and leave out the shifting cables ? Is this a weight saving thing ?
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I’m with zacster on this one. A set of Tektros are in the $20 range, and work well with Campy brakes. I would think you could sell your brifters, and come out ahead, $$ wise. I tried something similar with a Mirage nine-speed, but I thought it looked dorky when all was said and done.
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I used those Tektros on a build some years ago and yes, they do feel like the Campy levers.
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Originally Posted by Ronsonic View Post
I used those Tektros on a build some years ago and yes, they do feel like the Campy levers.
Yes. The Tektro R200 levers were almost identical to the Campy Record levers from the 10v Ultra Shift era. They are excellent levers with superb ergonomics and I've had a pair on my fixed wheel commuter for about 10 years now with no issues. I really like them. The Cane Creek SCR-5 are also of the same design (the hoods are even interchangeable with Tektros'). However, all of the above are phenomenally difficult to come across in my recent experience.

The replacement Tektro levers (RL340 / RL520) were quite different and looked pretty clunky IMHO, especially when compared to the older design. These do not feel like Campy levers.
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