Campag Shifter lost its click

DeVlaeminck
DeVlaeminck Posts: 8,882
edited May 2014 in Workshop
RH 10sp Chorus, it still shifts but the button has lost its click and the indexing seems to be a little bit erratic.

Is this likely to be a case of a worn G spring and/or carrier ? It's definitely a shifter problem rather than anything at the mech or cables. If so I quite fancy having a go at it myself rather, is it doable for an average diy mechanic ?
[Castle Donington Ladies FC - going up in '22]

Comments

  • Calpol
    Calpol Posts: 1,039
    doable?
    I guess that depends on three things
    1. Your mechanical competence
    2. Your patience
    3. The contents of your toolbox - a hook tool and some needlenose pliers are essential really.

    I had a go at rebuilding a Chorus 11 speed lever a while a go and its a fiddly job. If you are going to try it then my advice would be to video the disassembly using your phone so you can remember what bit goes where when it comes to putting it all back together. Graeme at VeloTech charges £25 for a rebuild so if you get stuck you can send it to him. He does tend to be pretty busy though and turnaround for work might not be fast enough for you.
  • DeVlaeminck
    DeVlaeminck Posts: 8,882
    OK Ill give it a go - I have the pliers, can probably improvise a hook tool and if it goes wrong Mercians where I just bought the springs have already told me Geoff still works 2 days a week and they'll see me in a week !
    [Castle Donington Ladies FC - going up in '22]
  • DeVlaeminck
    DeVlaeminck Posts: 8,882
    Job done, dead easy, I think it's the 11 speed you need the hook tool for to be honest a small allen key and a hammer is all you really need though pliers did come in useful.
    [Castle Donington Ladies FC - going up in '22]
  • Calpol
    Calpol Posts: 1,039
    Job done, dead easy, I think it's the 11 speed you need the hook tool for to be honest a small allen key and a hammer is all you really need though pliers did come in useful.
    Good man. Nothing better than fixing something yourself especially if it saves you money :)
  • DeVlaeminck
    DeVlaeminck Posts: 8,882
    Just to add it was the G springs, one was actually broken so that kind of made it obvious what the problem was. Used the campag instructional video on youtube for stripping a 2008 Record shifter - looked identical as far as I had to go.
    [Castle Donington Ladies FC - going up in '22]
  • lesfirth
    lesfirth Posts: 1,382
    Success with jobs like this give you a feeling that is worth paying for. Never mind saving money. Well done.
  • DeVlaeminck
    DeVlaeminck Posts: 8,882
    Just been out on it for a test - blimey it's made a real difference - it must have been on the way out for a while as it's incredibly precise now compared to what it was !
    [Castle Donington Ladies FC - going up in '22]
  • flanners1
    flanners1 Posts: 916
    can I ask where you sourced the parts?
    Colnago C60 SRAM eTap, Colnago C40, Milani 107E, BMC Pro Machine, Trek Madone, Viner Gladius,
    Bizango 29er
  • DeVlaeminck
    DeVlaeminck Posts: 8,882
    I nipped down to Mercians and bought a couple of G springs over the counter - if you don't have a campag specialist near you then I believe Sigma Sport sell them for £2.50 each - get a pair as there are two of them.
    [Castle Donington Ladies FC - going up in '22]
  • kirkee
    kirkee Posts: 369
    Good effort on the ergo rebuild. Ref the needle nose pliers, thats what I used to keep the disc cover spring tension-ed while doing the center allen bolt up. Im doing another lever soon and I will try using a 90 degree offset pair of mini circlip pliers instead, hopefully they 'l make it less awkward. Sigma cycle sport do have a good campagnolo spares range online, thats where I get them.
    Caveat - I buy and ride cheap, however, I reserve the right to advise on expensive kit that I have never actually used and possibly never will