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Campagnolo xenon 9 speed shifter broken

Old 11-16-13, 06:45 AM
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Campagnolo xenon 9 speed shifter broken

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Have a Ridley crossbow as a general go-everywhere-kind-of-bike, and the left gear shifter broke today, high up, one cm under the fitting. Been searching for spares, no luck so far. Anyone know a place where they might still have parts?
Also I noticed that the Xenon 9 Speed handles still sell for a lot of money, compared to how old they are(aren't they old?)
If I don't find parts, any suggestions as to which levers to go for? Rear derailleur is Camp Mirage 9 speed.

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Double or triple crank? Since all older Campy front shifters (and high line new ones) have multiple clicks they are pretty much a will-fit and you can use any model you find. It doesn't have to be a Xenon and the number of "speeds" in the cassette is also immaterial.
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Originally Posted by HillRider
Double or triple crank? Since all older Campy front shifters (and high line new ones) have multiple clicks they are pretty much a will-fit and you can use any model you find. It doesn't have to be a Xenon and the number of "speeds" in the cassette is also immaterial.
Ok thanks, if I have to get a complete new unit I'll remember that.
I found many spare parts for actual shift levers only(trying to get off as cheap as possible). But since the xenon 9s is so old the listed part in the manual(EC-MI229) I cannot find. What I would need know is someone in the know telling me which lever(that are available, for example EC-CH229 for Chorus 10s) is compatible with my Xenon 9s.

I am hoping such a person reads this!
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You might be able to find a used Mirage 9spd shifter on EBay. That's about all you could do, since the shifter paddle isn't available anymore.
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Old 11-18-13, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by simonsrollin
Ok thanks, if I have to get a complete new unit I'll remember that.
I found many spare parts for actual shift levers only(trying to get off as cheap as possible). But since the xenon 9s is so old the listed part in the manual(EC-MI229) I cannot find. What I would need know is someone in the know telling me which lever(that are available, for example EC-CH229 for Chorus 10s) is compatible with my Xenon 9s.

I am hoping such a person reads this!

There is a good chance the CH229 part will work in place of the MI229...often the same numerical designator indicates a difference in finish and/or material but will usually not differ in fit. You can always sell the CH229 part if it does not work out.

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