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by gfk_velo
10 Apr 2019, 12:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campag Athena groupset changing the rear cassette and rear derailleur to a wider block
Replies: 24
Views: 1659

Re: Campag Athena groupset changing the rear cassette and rear derailleur to a wider block

Thanks Brucey from what I can get off the campag site and also the Velotech website, unless I am reading things wrong, the interchangeability is very limited, on what is recommenced. I am running 2014 Athena, with 2015 shifters So using Potenza seems to be out as the pull ratios are different accor...
by gfk_velo
10 Apr 2019, 12:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo Ergo lever hoods
Replies: 8
Views: 470

Re: Campagnolo Ergo lever hoods

I often look at the manufacurer's websites, both Shimano and Campagnolo are fairly easy to navigate and locate the part you need. This is the campagnolo one https://www.campagnolo.com/WW/en/Support/download?td=3 from which I would assume the "ultrashift" hoods are the same for the mechani...
by gfk_velo
6 Jan 2019, 1:01am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano brake blocks in Campagnolo Veloce Calipers ?
Replies: 12
Views: 415

Re: Shimano brake blocks in Campagnolo Veloce Calipers ?

However campagnolo pattern shoes often seem to rely on the insert being a tight fit in the holders rather than a locking screw; this is a mixed blessing since the locking screws are often problematic, but on the other hand occasionally inserts that are a tight fit when they are new can mysteriously...
by gfk_velo
6 Jan 2019, 12:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano brake blocks in Campagnolo Veloce Calipers ?
Replies: 12
Views: 415

Re: Shimano brake blocks in Campagnolo Veloce Calipers ?

Does anyone know if I can fit Shimano blocks instead of the Campagnolo ones? I'm talking about the whole rubber block plus carrier as opposed to just the inserts. For example Shimano 105 BR-5800 (R55C4) Brake Blocks. Many Thanks Yes. Campagnolo make a Shimano-compatible shoe that is a direct and co...
by gfk_velo
3 Jan 2019, 2:38am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo Zonda freehub wobble
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Re: Campagnolo Zonda freehub wobble

As Brucey suggests, have you checked the cassette body for a lengthwise crack? Pre 2006 cassette bodies were made in 2 pieces and a lengthwise crack, usually right along the edge of one of the valley / land junctions in the spline pattern, is a possibility, especially in a body that old. Because of ...
by gfk_velo
4 Nov 2018, 9:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campag Ergo lever service
Replies: 29
Views: 809

Re: Campag Ergo lever service

More news on this. The Italian guy with the aftermarket index wheels has gone out of business and has no stock left. Velotech are moving workshops so all I got was an automated reply and the various other people I've contacted all say they can't get an index wheel, so they can't be sure they can ma...
by gfk_velo
8 Oct 2018, 5:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campag front mech and shifters compatability
Replies: 22
Views: 644

Re: Campag front mech and shifters compatability

Mine is a Comp QS fitted in 2006. My Chorus Ergos are not QS. Quick Shift refers to the front mech and not the Ergo. They altered the geometry of the front mech to make it move a bit further per click. They advertise the "QS" on the front of the LH Ergo but the internals are the same as n...
by gfk_velo
8 Oct 2018, 8:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo power torque pedal gap
Replies: 6
Views: 421

Re: Campagnolo power torque pedal gap

not really. I suspect either the LH crank is not on far enough or the BB shell is narrower than it should be (eg less than 68mm wide) In the gap you can see the splines and the wave washer that is used to preload the LH bearing. The latter looks as if it isn't squashed enough, which tallies with th...
by gfk_velo
10 Jul 2018, 1:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campag/Shimano conundrum
Replies: 38
Views: 1195

Re: Campag/Shimano conundrum

@Mick F Most Ergo spares are still available from us. There's relatively few items we don't have / can't source any more, the big headache being 10s cable winding bush / ratchets. We are still happily servicing all ErgoPower levers that show a serviceable fault, 8 through to 11s. Once there is free ...
by gfk_velo
29 Apr 2018, 6:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sealed cartridge bottom brackets for Campagnolo Super and Nouvo Record Cranks
Replies: 10
Views: 665

Re: Sealed cartridge bottom brackets for Campagnolo Super and Nouvo Record Cranks

I'd try and find the correct BB, if I were satisfied about the condition of the cranks (taking on board all of Brucey's excellent dissertation on failures). A small helper - the pre CPSC cranks, if my hazy memories are reliable, did not have the slightly conical "bulge" at the centre of th...
by gfk_velo
15 Apr 2018, 9:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo 12 speed
Replies: 73
Views: 3987

Re: Campagnolo 12 speed

Additional note to Gattonero's - the split cassette body problem afflicted very few cassette bodies but was part of the reason for the transition to the all-alloy body in 2006. The ones that split were pretty much all the pre-2006 type where the pawl seats and "tail" of the body were steel...
by gfk_velo
11 Apr 2018, 3:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo 12 speed
Replies: 73
Views: 3987

Re: Campagnolo 12 spped

re. 8 speed campagnolo. it's nigh on impossible to gear a rear derailleur or spares now isn't it? cassettes aren't cheap either. There are derailleurs on sale on this forum now. And you can always buy a 9-speed cassette and swap in your existing 8-speed spacers, discarding a sprocket. Only Record c...
by gfk_velo
31 Dec 2017, 10:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo brake - what are these bits called
Replies: 9
Views: 562

Re: Campagnolo brake - what are these bits called

I'm reasonably sure those are the 1992 Avanti brake stirrups ... I can't find any parts references at all in our info and that goes back to 1994.
You might try giving J D Whisker a call, they have a lot of legacy spares that go back a long way ...
by gfk_velo
3 Sep 2017, 10:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campag 11 speed hub problem
Replies: 18
Views: 1040

Re: Campag 11 speed hub problem

Probably the cassette body was swapped from Shimano with a set of worn (or cheap) cone spanners, hence the marks on the spanner flats. Not that unusual that a retailer should do it ... but you'd hope that they'd do it in a way that didn't mark the components ... There isn't a standard 11s pitch acro...
by gfk_velo
26 Aug 2017, 10:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: replacing cable inner, front brake, Campagnolo Ergopower lever
Replies: 15
Views: 943

Re: replacing cable inner, front brake, Campagnolo Ergopower lever

For others stumbling over this thread, it's also (in a sense what Brucey was suggesting) worth undoing the lever fixing bolt a turn or two and pushing the lever hard "upwards" against the cable outers, then re-tightening - lever bodies are sometimes inadequately tightened to the "bars...