Campagnolo cable replacement

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by redjedi, 28 Apr 2010.

  1. redjedi

    redjedi Über Member

    Location:
    Brentford
    I need to change the rear gear cable and also the front brake cable.

    Can I use any Campag compatible cable or should I buy the official Campag Ultra Shift cable set?

    Do I need to change the housing as well? The bikes only 10 months old, but both the cables have snapped a strand or two.
    The rear mech is also a bit sticky when changing down. I often have to change down two gears before it moves.

    TIA
     
  2. iLB

    iLB Hello there

    Location:
    LONDON
    here's my advice, visit your lbs and buy an ultegra 6700 groupo, remove and bin the campy stuff,fit new shimano groupo - happy cycling ;)
     
  3. Young Un

    Young Un New Member

    Location:
    Worcestershire
    Corrected :laugh:
     
  4. OP
    OP
    redjedi

    redjedi Über Member

    Location:
    Brentford
    I know your game! You're just after a free upgrade by rummaging through my bins ;)

    Better but not an option at the moment.


    I'm really just wondering if I can get away with being lazy and cheap by spending £5 on a couple of cables, or do it properly and re-do all the cabling. This would also mean re-placing the grubby white bar tape (oooh perhaps celeste bar tape :tongue:)
    I've never been happy with the way the cables were routed around the bars anyway.
     
  5. iLB

    iLB Hello there

    Location:
    LONDON
    on a more serious note, to my mind a steel cable is a steel cable, just make sure you get the right length and that the bit on the end (head?) looks the same as what you already have ;)
     
  6. woohoo

    woohoo Veteran

    Depends on what type of Campag they are compatible with. IIRC, Campag changed the cable and housing specs when they introduced Ultrashift and the Ultrashifts don't work well with the older Ergoshift cables and housings.
     
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