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Campy Record ti 9 speed Ergo shifter

Old 04-19-24, 03:11 PM
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Campy Record ti 9 speed Ergo shifter

I've never owned Campy, so before I take them apart potentially needlessly for service....are the downshifts for these older style brifters especially 'hard'? The upshifts are much easier to push.
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I've never owned Campy, so before I take them apart potentially needlessly for service....are the downshifts for these older style brifters especially 'hard'? The upshifts are much easier to push.
I may be biased because 9 speed Ergos are my favorite type of brifter, but no the downshifts are not particularly "hard". I find them to precise and easy to shift, while being comfortable in the hand.
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I may be biased because 9 speed Ergos are my favorite type of brifter, but no the downshifts are not particularly "hard". I find them to precise and easy to shift, while being comfortable in the hand.
It's definitely precise, nothing mushy about it, just I'm surprised by how much more effort is required to push the thumb.

Though, thinking more now, I guess that's to be expected because the thumb shifts will be aided by the cable tension...perhaps once setup on the bike this will make sense.
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Originally Posted by Piff
It's definitely precise, nothing mushy about it, just I'm surprised by how much more effort is required to push the thumb.

Though, thinking more now, I guess that's to be expected because the thumb shifts will be aided by the cable tension...perhaps once setup on the bike this will make sense.
Yes, the shifting force will be dramatically reduced!

If there was a way to add lube with a needle-point applicator to the indexing ring and indexing springs I would put a squirt of motorcycle chain lube in, but only if this could be done without making a mess or with lube getting under the rubber hood which would be a disaster.
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Yes, the shifting force will be dramatically reduced!

If there was a way to add lube with a needle-point applicator to the indexing ring and indexing springs I would put a squirt of motorcycle chain lube in, but only if this could be done without making a mess or with lube getting under the rubber hood which would be a disaster.
I have a little oil bottle with a needle point tip. Where would I aim it? I have to find an exploded parts diagram of these puppies...
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Originally Posted by Piff
Though, thinking more now, I guess that's to be expected because the thumb shifts will be aided by the cable tension...perhaps once setup on the bike this will make sense.
Yes, the Campy Ergo design attempts to balance the forces so that both upshifts and downshifts feel the same on the road. When they're not installed, it acts very weird, often skipping over gears in one direction, because the forces are out of balance without the derailleur pulling on the cable.
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