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Gear cable stuck in Campagnolo Veloce shifter

Old 09-13-13, 02:51 AM
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Gear cable stuck in Campagnolo Veloce shifter

I threaded it through the right hole and had it in the correct gear, but it must have gone up the wrong port and now it's a bit jammed and I can't see te end to pull it back out and try again. It seems like a totally closed unit, anyone had a similar problem and have a solution?

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I've gotten cables stuck in them before... Fortunately these units are pretty easy to disassemble. I figured it out myself with no instructions or anything. I don't remember the details but just pay attention to how everything comes apart and put it back together the same way. IIRC the trickiest part was getting a little circular spring back in its correct place.

Sorry this isn't very specific, but you can do it!
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Campy shifts are rebuildable. I'd recommend Leonard Zinn's "Zinn's and the Art of Road Bike Maintenance" as a great source for how to disassemble and rebuild these shifters, as well as maintaining everything else on a road bike. I found his instructions and illustrations vastly superior to the official Campagnolo rebuild instructions.

I had a stuck cable end fitting when the cable had frayed right near the shifter barrel. It was a pain to (very carefully!) drill out the stuck bits, but it would have been much easier if I had started by taking the barrel out of the shifter first.
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