RE: [CR]Autoshifting


Date: Sat, 4 Aug 2007 20:31:39 -0700 (PDT)
From: Donald Gillies <gillies@cs.ubc.ca>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: RE: [CR]Autoshifting

I had this problem recently with i bike i bought through ebay, which was received in the mail. It was the 2nd time in my life I had an autoshifting problem. Both times, the culprit was a Campagnolo Downtube Shift Lever that had been lubed.

Don't lube shift levers.

Clean them thoroughly with de-greasers (such as WD-40) and dry them.

It's called "friction shifting" for a reason.

Lube everything else on your bike EXCEPT for the shifters.

- Don Gillies
San Diego, CA, USA