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Campagnolo Record (1994) - 8 speed Carbon Ergoshifters

Old 10-22-14, 12:37 PM
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Campagnolo Record (1994) - 8 speed Carbon Ergoshifters

Hi,

I have the opportunity to purchase a used set of the above shifters.

1st question, the seller states they are for triple chain rings....... will they work with a double chain ring also?

2nd question,the seller states that, the right hand shifter is inop, (says the indexing barrel is broken) can this be changed cheaply? (I'm in the UK).

I recall I had my Mirage right hand shifter barrel changed a long time ago but it was done in a shop and I don't recall the price.

Help appreciated
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Yes, the left can handle doubles or triples. It isn't indexed and works more like traditional downtube retro-friction levers with finely spaced clicks that allow (or require) you to trim the same as with non-indexed levers.

I have no idea about pricing in the UK for this kind of work, but parts availability for these levers may be limited. Before buying I'd check into cost and availability for what's needed.

If it were me, I'd probably pass. There are enough newer levers out there, that I'd wait for something more ready to ride.
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Thanks for your input
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First question I'd ask is if the rt shifter were working is it compatible with the intended gear system. Campy's 8 speed index was based on 5mm c-c cog spacing (nice as it's the same as Shimano 7 speed spacing) but is meant to work with pre 2000 campy rear ders (not current ones). The most common reason for the RH lever to not work is that the "G" springs that make the clicks are worn/broken. The next likely problem is just that all is gunked up with corrosion or grime. All but the rust is easy to fix.

I's ask a few questions before buying. What are the symptoms of the RH not working? How crisp are the LH shifter's clicks? Are the hoods in good shape?

The index barrel (likely means the index gear) is pretty much indestructible. I have never seen one broken. It is what the "G" springs ride on so it's possible the seller is confused. If just the "G" springs are bad and the shifter gets a complete tear down and rebuild in my shop that would cost about $80, no cables or bar tape yet included. "G" springs are readily available. If the index gear really is broken then this is a bit more challenging to source. You might need to find someone who has converted their 8 speed Ergos over to 9 speed (with a different index gear) and would be willing to sell the old 8 speed one (like me).

If it were I and I needed an 8 speed ergo set I'd go for them, cost dependent. Andy.
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Campagnolo 8-speed components and parts, including cassettes are too hard to find. I would not pay anything for them.
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