Re: [CR]RE: 6-spd indexing problem; answer and potential dead end


Example: Framebuilders:Masi

Date: Fri, 18 May 2001 14:17:54 -0700 (PDT)
From: Tom Dalton <tom_s_dalton@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]RE: 6-spd indexing problem; answer and potential dead end
To: kevin weitzel <kevinsbikes@netzero.net>
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <LPBBKANPIJMFBLJNNHCLCEKICCAA.kevinsbikes@netzero.net>


>You can greatly improve the performance of your shift
>lever by throwing it in the garbag and replacing all
>of the components with Campagnolo (The only components
>that should be mounted to a bike).

Indeed, if you've ever used the Campy indexing products that were available at the time those New 600 EX levers were made, you'd know just how great they are... On second thought, wasn't Syncro introduced a year or two after the 600EX indexed stuff? And wasn't it another four or five years before Campy had copied enough of Shimano's design features to make Syncro a usable system? I think this was around the time that Shimano brought a viable integrated brake/shifter to market... a couple of years before Campy. But hey, that's just how I remember it. Campy still rules and all...that's what's on my bikes.

Tom Dalton


--- kevin weitzel wrote:


>

\r?\n> The problem you are having isn't in the cable. The

\r?\n> mounting to the frame

\r?\n> can be fixed by getting the proper chrome mounts

\r?\n> that mate the profile of

\r?\n> your downtube. The real culprit is in the shift

\r?\n> lever mechanism. If you

\r?\n> remove the lever and pull out the "guts", you will

\r?\n> notice the square ended

\r?\n> tabs of the cylinder have chipped corners. When

\r?\n> they chip, all you can do

\r?\n> is buy the guts (Incidentally, Shimano does not have

\r?\n> them...so good luck) or

\r?\n> find another set of levers from another bike where

\r?\n> someone upgraded or

\r?\n> wasted the deraileur in a crash or something like

\r?\n> that. You can slightly

\r?\n> improve the performance of your current lever by

\r?\n> dismantling it and applying

\r?\n> grease to the tabs to prolong the imminent death of

\r?\n> it. You can greatly

\r?\n> improve the performance of your shift lever by

\r?\n> throwing it in the garbage

\r?\n> and replacing all of the components with Campagnolo

\r?\n> (The only components

\r?\n> that should be mounted to a bike). Good luck!

\r?\n> Kevin Weitzel

\r?\n>

\r?\n>

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