[CR] Silver DT levers slipping

(Example: Framebuilders:Jack Taylor)

Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2009 06:58:20 -0700
From: "Thomas Adams" <thomasthomasa@yahoo.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR] Silver DT levers slipping


Dear Folks:

I'm trying to put a pair of the new silver DT levers, as sold by Rivendell and Velo Orange on a frame, and the front derailleur spring is too strong f or the lever:  it pulls the lever back every time.  Has anyone else see n this problem?  The tension screw is not bottoming out, and I tried a wa sher under it:  still can't get the bolt tight enough to hold the front d erailleur.

Does anyone have a fix, to increase the holding power of these levers?  F YI, the levers are mounted on a Campagnolo dt boss, and the front derailleu r is an FSA Gossamer.  A simplex lever holds the derailleur fine, so it's not the derailleur. 

Thanks!

Tom Adams
Manhattan, KS