Campag servicing

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by roadietoo, 22 Apr 2010.

  1. roadietoo

    roadietoo New Member

    Location:
    Hertfordshire
    I'm probably not the only cyclist in this situation. I have a lightweight, Campag equipped, that occassionally needs work done by a professional. The situation; by the time you have bought the tools the job+labour is cheaper as you sometimes mess it up. My nearest Campag workshop that I know of in Hertfordshire has moved to Welwyn Garden City. I live in North Herts. Does anyone know a good Campy workshop in North Herts?

    Roadietoo
     
  2. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    Any decent LBS should be able to deal with Campag stuff. It's not exactly unusual kit.
     
  3. accountantpete

    accountantpete Legendary Member

    Campag man too Roadie2 - do everything myself and can't think of anything that is overly complicated/needs expensive tools.
     
  4. OP
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    roadietoo

    roadietoo New Member

    Location:
    Hertfordshire
    In particular it was sealed bearings on Vento wheels. I have no drifts or removers and I can hardly prise them out with a screwdriver or be sure of pressing in new ones straight. Or have I missed something very simple? Even so I have to source new bearings (back to local Campy service centre problem)
     
  5. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    What is a Campy Service Centre?

    As said, any bike shop should be able to sort it out.
     
  6. GrahamG

    GrahamG Veteran

    Location:
    Bristol
    I would've thought any competent bike shop can do it - and sourcing bearings is generally very easy as they won't be proprietry campag bits!
     
  7. redjedi

    redjedi Über Member

    Location:
    Brentford
    My LBS can do most repairs to my Campag equipped bike but there are a few things that are a bit more hassle. Like replacing the bearing on an Ultra Torque crank set, or having the specific bearing in stock.

    I now order the parts I need then take it to them to have the work done unless I can do it myself.
    Tomorrow I will be taking in my wheels as that is one thing I haven't learnt to do yet. They'll be trued (which shouldn't be a problem) and replace the bearings. I planned ahead, found the Campag wheels take a sealed bearing and knew they wouldn't have stock, so ordered them in ready.

    Although not really any use to you roadietoo, Sigma Sports in Hampton Wick are an official Campag service centre, they have lot's of parts in stock and some very very nice bikes :tongue:
     
  8. redjedi

    redjedi Über Member

    Location:
    Brentford
    My LBS sourced alternative bearings for my cranks, and although all the sizes matched up on paper, they were about 1mm too big so didn't work.

    The new Campag stuff doesn't appear to use loose bearing any more, so you've got to be accurate with which one you order. Campag branded ones are the safest option and are that more expensive than other brands.
     
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