Re: [CR]shifter repair question


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Date: Sat, 3 May 2008 07:35:39 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Jerome & Elizabeth Moos" <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]shifter repair question
To: mike scammon <mike@scammoncycles.com>, tom_s_dalton@yahoo.com
In-Reply-To: <d51ac5a60805020937r4d785cfhad60daa8e5ddfabb@mail.gmail.com>
cc: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>

I use some pretty generic modern cables, and they come with two different cable ends, Campy marked "CC" on one end and Shimano marked "SS" on the other. I think maybe these are Jagwire.

Regards,

Jerry Moos Big Spring, Texas, USA

mike scammon <mike@scammoncycles.com> wrote: Yeah, I always shave them down on the wheel if I need to use non-campy cables.

On Fri, May 2, 2008 at 6:56 AM, Tom Dalton wrote:
> In most cases that I've seen the cable head that's stuck in a Campy
> shifter is not that of a Campy cable. This is not to say that you must only
> use genuine Campy cables with your vintage Campy shifters, but you should
> keep in mind that cables from Suntour, Shimano and most aftermarket
> suppliers have bigger heads than Campy and are much more likely to get
> stuck. The Campy cable heads are small enough that there is a bit of
> clearance within the seat, and it takes more corrosion build-up to fill that
> gap. With other brands the metals are basically in contact to begin with,
> and when you add a small amount of aluminum oxide...
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> By the way, Simplex shifters and cables are even smaller in the cable head
> / shifter seat dimensions, so while S-brand cables won't fit at all (thereby
> heading off possible problems) I think Campy cables will fit, albeit
> tightly, and a similar problem can then arise.
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> Tom Dalton
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> Bethlehem, Pennsylvania USA
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