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Rattle in Rear Campagnolo Ergo Shifter

Old 12-17-10, 02:58 PM
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Rattle in Rear Campagnolo Ergo Shifter

Hey guys, so I've known of this problem with Campy brake levers for a long time, and my levers didn't do it previously, but the right one is now starting.

The problem is, the brake lever portion of the ergo is vibrating and rattling against the shift lever behind it. I know this is a common problem and am just wondering if someone has come up with a remedy yet.
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Old 12-17-10, 03:54 PM
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THe lever has a tiny rubber piece, stick something else in there so the lever and the brake lever contact to each other all the time, the rattle will go away. Good luck
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Originally Posted by ultraman6970 View Post
THe lever has a tiny rubber piece, stick something else in there so the lever and the brake lever contact to each other all the time, the rattle will go away. Good luck
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My levers have those, but they contact the shift levers directly beside the rubber spacer. It has to do with the cable. It's a pretty common problem, and I was just wondering if anybody figured it out yet.
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The brake calipers have pretty light return springs. If there's cable friction, especially in the rear, they often don't pull the lever back firmly. This is more of a problem this time of year as things cool and the lube in the housings thickens.

Try to thin the cable lube by wicking some very light oil into the ends and working it in. Or fieldstrip the cables and force fresh, thin oil into one end to flush out the old lube, then reassemble.
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Campy Ergo levers don't have return springs at all in the brake section. Furthermore, I use lined housing without any lube, so that isn't it, Francis.

I guess I'll just go fiddle with the caliper and see if I can get the cable more taught.
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Campy Ergo levers don't have return springs at all in the brake section. Furthermore, I use lined housing without any lube, so that isn't it, Francis.

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You misread my post. I know that the lever lacks a brake return spring. It depends on the cable tension generated by the brake calipers spring. That means that either cable friction, or something keeping the caliper from opening far enough to tension the cable, will cause the lever to be slack.

Check by having someone pull the caliper open while you jiggle the lever. If added hand tension on the caliper helps, you know the problem, the rest is just detains. Check that nothing is binding the caliper, and check the cable for friction.
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Ah, that I did, Sir. The caliper is probably the likely culprit. I'll fiddle with housing length and see what's what.

Also, this probably isn't really the most appropriate place to say this, but let me know when you're ready to send some product along. My chain could use a good cleaning anyhow.
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Ah, that I did, Sir. The caliper is probably the likely culprit. I'll fiddle with housing length and see what's what.

Also, this probably isn't really the most appropriate place to say this, but let me know when you're ready to send some product along. My chain could use a good cleaning anyhow.
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