Re: [CR]Dumb Shifter Question??

(Example: Framebuilders:Alex Singer)

From: <Philcycles@aol.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2001 21:18:45 EST
Subject: Re: [CR]Dumb Shifter Question??
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


In a message dated 12/10/01 5:35:46 PM, tr4play@home.com writes:

<< Yeah, yeah, I know, they're called

friction shifters but my Campagnolo NR levers didn't shift as smooth as my

Simplex Criterium units so I placed a very thin coat of heavy wheel bearing

grease on the nylon/plastic bushings and aside from having to crank down the

shift lever bolts even more than usual, they do shift smoother and have yet

to jump out of gear under heavy pressure. >>

I put some oil on my fingers and just lightly coat the washer. Does the trick, esp. on Campy bar end shifters.
Phil Brown
NoHo, Ca