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Campag Ergo repair
« on: April 03, 2008, 01:52:55 pm »
Anyone  have an opinion about who repairs Ergo levers well and economically? I can only think of Mercian, off-hand.

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Re: Campag Ergo repair
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2008, 01:57:28 pm »
I've used Mercian, but I had to send the rebuilt Ergos back a couple of times before they got them right.

I don't think I found anyone else who seemed confident enough to strip them down. I've done a couple myself, but I think, like most shops, I found it too much hassle to be worth doing.

Re: Campag Ergo repair
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2008, 02:41:02 pm »
What's the problem?

I found it to be an easy DIY job, and have had several feedback emails saying it is too.
http://nuttycyclist.co.uk/cycling/ergo-rebuild.htm

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Re: Campag Ergo repair
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2008, 02:44:56 pm »
My Shimano levers have never needed repair!!   ;) ;D
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Re: Campag Ergo repair
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2008, 02:47:53 pm »
What's the problem?

I found it to be an easy DIY job, and have had several feedback emails saying it is too.
http://nuttycyclist.co.uk/cycling/ergo-rebuild.htm

Ah. I just found your website. The Italian Cycle Products website has lost a few pages, but I have found some videos of the procedure. I shall give them a ring later to see whether they're still in business, then disassemble one of the levers (I've got through two righthand ones over the years) and see what's up.

Thanks.

Re: Campag Ergo repair
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2008, 02:50:34 pm »
My Shimano levers have never needed repair!!   ;) ;D

My Campags have managed something around 20k miles each, so I don't think that's too bad. Though a fellow club member who's used both says he gets more mileage from STi than Ergo.

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Re: Campag Ergo repair
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2008, 03:02:11 pm »
I find it a difficult job, and I'm not the only one who has failed to get the knack.  Probably just takes some more practice though.

Some users make them last much longer than others because they change gear less often.  The life is limited by number of clicks rather than number of miles.
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Re: Campag Ergo repair
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2008, 03:03:56 pm »
My Shimano levers have never needed repair!!   ;) ;D

Just as well  ;)
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Re: Campag Ergo repair
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2008, 03:07:58 pm »
I've used Mercian, but I had to send the rebuilt Ergos back a couple of times before they got them right.

I don't think I found anyone else who seemed confident enough to strip them down. I've done a couple myself, but I think, like most shops, I found it too much hassle to be worth doing.

I used Italian Cycle Products to service mine, and apart from being a bit greasy when I got them back they were fine.

http://www.italiancycleproducts.co.uk/
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Re: Campag Ergo repair
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2008, 03:36:51 pm »

The Italian Cycle Products website has lost a few pages, ...

Bah.  Why do people keep changing things?  That's another lost link to rectify at some point then. >:(

Re: Campag Ergo repair
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2008, 03:43:11 pm »

The Italian Cycle Products website has lost a few pages, ...

Bah.  Why do people keep changing things?  That's another lost link to rectify at some point then. >:(

Worryingly, the links don't work off their own website.

Re: Campag Ergo repair
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2008, 04:00:56 pm »


Worryingly, the links don't work off their own website.

And the phone number "does not accept incoming calls". I've emailed...

Re: Campag Ergo repair
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2008, 04:07:17 pm »


Worryingly, the links don't work off their own website.

And the phone number "does not accept incoming calls". I've emailed...

Someone on old acf (GruB, I think) had said that Italian Cycle Products had closed.  Dunno if this is true, mind.

Re: Campag Ergo repair
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2008, 04:34:49 pm »


Someone on old acf (GruB, I think) had said that Italian Cycle Products had closed.  Dunno if this is true, mind.

Looks like it. 'Mail returned, mailbox quota exceeded'.

Re: Campag Ergo repair
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2013, 06:40:54 pm »
I have just used a combination of Nutty's website and a youtube overhaul video from Campag. Thanks Nutty - great tip about how to wind the spring at the end. Took me a while to figure out the correct orientation of the g-springs, but about an hour an half over all. Very satisfying to restore the click!

Subject to road test, I think it was a great success!

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Re: Campag Ergo repair
« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2013, 10:48:14 am »
http://www.campagservice.co.uk/ergo.htm

Have no experience of them personally.

I've lost me click too, so am going to have a go at the G springs myself ::-)

Re: Campag Ergo repair
« Reply #16 on: April 15, 2013, 01:31:15 pm »
My gear lever on my right-hand ergo actually broke off 30km from the end of a 300 last Saturday. Anyone have any recommendations for best place to get campag spares?

Re: Campag Ergo repair
« Reply #17 on: April 15, 2013, 01:51:59 pm »
I eventually got mine repaired by Condor. They've done two right-hand levers for me. Good service.

Re: Campag Ergo repair
« Reply #18 on: April 15, 2013, 04:27:55 pm »

My Shimano levers have never needed repair!!   ;) ;D


Just as well; because they aren't repairable, so if they do go faulty you'll have to buy new STIs  ;)


Re: Campag Ergo repair
« Reply #19 on: April 17, 2013, 10:51:47 am »
http://www.campagservice.co.uk/ergo.htm

Have no experience of them personally.

I've lost me click too, so am going to have a go at the G springs myself ::-)

They advertise regularly in Arrivée - never tried them though.

Re: Campag Ergo repair
« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2013, 01:22:42 pm »
Just an update on my broken gear lever. Managed to get hold of a complete lever and used the following to repair the shifter:

http://www.nuttycyclist.co.uk/cycling/ergo-rebuild.htm
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/6OocYpHXJ3Y&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/6OocYpHXJ3Y&rel=1</a>

A bit fiddly but nice to be able to sort the problem without having to buy a new set of shifters.


Re: Campag Ergo repair
« Reply #21 on: August 12, 2019, 07:04:27 pm »
My right hand lever has just lost its click. It’s still changing fine, but I understand that this is the sign that fettling is required.

G springs ordered.
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Re: Campag Ergo repair
« Reply #22 on: August 12, 2019, 08:30:18 pm »
Anyone  have an opinion about who repairs Ergo levers well and economically? I can only think of Mercian, off-hand.

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Re: Campag Ergo repair
« Reply #23 on: August 12, 2019, 10:34:27 pm »
I haven't repaired one for about 5 years, but if the design hasn't changed I am baffled as to why anyone would pay Mercian £50 odd quid for what is a 15 minute easy job.

Re: Campag Ergo repair
« Reply #24 on: August 13, 2019, 08:47:23 am »
I haven't repaired one for about 5 years, but if the design hasn't changed I am baffled as to why anyone would pay Mercian £50 odd quid for what is a 15 minute easy job.

The Mercian guru, Jeff, retired a few years ago. He was Campagnolo trained in Italy. Mercian’s business is focussed on frame building now, and there is no retail shop.