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3D printed mod for Campagnolo thumb shifter removal on single-ring setups

Old 10-26-17, 11:51 PM
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3D printed mod for Campagnolo thumb shifter removal on single-ring setups

I've been using this simple mod on my Campagnolo-equipped cyclocross/commuter bike for a while and felt like sharing it with the forums instead of just keeping it to myself. : )

For those running 10 speed Campagnolo levers with a single ring or single speed setup, removing the thumb shifter leaves behind a big cavity under the grips that feels uncomfortable to hold. A solution is to just fill in the cavity with clay. But for a more solid solution and for those with access to a 3d printer, i'm providing the .STL files for a gap filler both the left and right levers for Campy 9 or 10 speed levers. See photo attached. Sorry, I have not tried this with an 11 speed shifter yet!

I've made a number of 3d printed mods for my bikes, if anyone is interested in seeing them I can post in this thread.
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Originally Posted by Maaku
I've been using this simple mod on my Campagnolo-equipped cyclocross/commuter bike for a while and felt like sharing it with the forums instead of just keeping it to myself. : )

For those running 10 speed Campagnolo levers with a single ring or single speed setup, removing the thumb shifter leaves behind a big cavity under the grips that feels uncomfortable to hold. A solution is to just fill in the cavity with clay. But for a more solid solution and for those with access to a 3d printer, i'm providing the .STL files for a gap filler both the left and right levers for Campy 9 or 10 speed levers. See photo attached. Sorry, I have not tried this with an 11 speed shifter yet!

I've made a number of 3d printed mods for my bikes, if anyone is interested in seeing them I can post in this thread.
This is very cool. Thanks for sharing.
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Neat idea. I am curious to find out what else you 3D printed for your bike and what 3D printer are you using?
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Neat idea. I am curious to find out what else you 3D printed for your bike and what 3D printer are you using?
Sure. I just realized this thread might be better suited for the Bicycle Mechanics forum but it was a first time in a while since I posted and didn't notice it existed. I might post my other mods in another thread.

I used both a Makerbot 2 and Type A Machines FDM printers that I had access to at work. I use generic old PLA filament for all my prints. It's inexpensive and if you depending on the application it can be strong enough for your needs but I wouldn't recommend it for anything relying on strength. There are vendors out there that can print metals and carbon fiber such as the company, Markforged, if you needed it.
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Originally Posted by Maaku
Sure. I just realized this thread might be better suited for the Bicycle Mechanics forum but it was a first time in a while since I posted and didn't notice it existed. I might post my other mods in another thread.

I used both a Makerbot 2 and Type A Machines FDM printers that I had access to at work. I use generic old PLA filament for all my prints. It's inexpensive and if you depending on the application it can be strong enough for your needs but I wouldn't recommend it for anything relying on strength. There are vendors out there that can print metals and carbon fiber such as the company, Markforged, if you needed it.
PLA's been pretty good for my needs, but the Makerbot 5 we have around here leaves a lot to be desired. Though I've gotten pretty good at dealing with its quirks.
There's some pretty cool-looking stuff on Thingiverse (eg: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2123857) but I haven't gotten to trying any of it yet.
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