Re: [CR] Campy Derailleur Cable Issue

Date: Mon, 8 Feb 2010 19:47:38 -0500
From: Harvey Sachs <>
To: <>, Classic Rendezvous <>
Subject: Re: [CR] Campy Derailleur Cable Issue

Since bikes are a hobby for me, I don't worry as much about time investment as I would in a shop. For decades, I've just used Suntour or Shimano cables, after gently filing the diameter to a slip fit in the Campy lever. Would be easier to ream the lever "pocket", but I'm not that degenerate. Yet. I guess because I didn'think of it.

harvey sachs mcLean va (should be packing for Westminster. Came back to NoVa from Cleveland today, to find ~24" (~60 cm) of snow on the ground and blocking the walk. Fortunately, we came home with a new snowblower in the Prius, and it turned out to do the job. No more than 12" additional expected in the next one, starting Tuesday evening). +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Jeff Holt wrote: This past summer, I made the error of purchasing a set of Campy's new stainless derailleur cables for use with NR derailleurs & down tube shifters. No matter how hard I tightened the bolt holding the cable to derailleur, the cable would slip. I presume this is because the stainless cable doesn't provide enough friction? Fortunately, I had 1 pair of NOS NR cables which worked fine. I'm now re-building another bike & unfortunately don't have another set of NOS cables. Does anyone know of an acceptable cable where the head will fit in a NR shifter & avoid the problem involving new stainless cables?