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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:20 pm 
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Hi guys,

Anyone know of a UK stockist who can supply the ergo lever springs/return springs etc etc for the second generation levers.

http://branfordbike.com/articles/campag ... 8-pg71.htm

I have heard that Mercian Cycles could have a stash of spares but not sure so I will be ringing them up soon.

Thanks in advance.
Ian.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:57 pm 
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JD whiskers is a distibutor who stocks stuff like this. They might take phone calls from joe public and sell direct (I think they do). They mostly deal with trade though.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:16 am 
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I got a few from Evans a few months back


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:07 pm 
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I assume you mean the g-springs. Sigma sport sold me some a couple of years ago. Mercian will definitely carry them too. They are under £2 each.8)


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:05 pm 
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Thanks for the replys guys :wink:

hamster wrote:
I assume you mean the g-springs. Sigma sport sold me some a couple of years ago. Mercian will definitely carry them too. They are under £2 each.8)

Mercian charge £3.50p each for them now!

I'm going to change all the springs in my lever just to be on the safe side.

I've been in touch with Mercian Cycles and their quote for repair of just 'one' lever is a shocking £49 including the postage.

I'd like to change the washers/springs etc myself as it doesn't look that hard and found this excellent video on youtube....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxOfgqii ... ure=g-like



What gets me is the crazy labour charge for repairing just one! I've even thought about buying these new ones and stripping
them down and replacing the entire innards on both levers or could I just take off the shitty levers and put in place my carbon levers.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/180947729545? ... 500wt_1054


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:34 am 
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I stand corrected on the price - even from Sigma they are now £2.50
http://www.sigmasport.co.uk/p/19739/cam ... ex-spring/

I did the rebuild myself, as you say while you are at it you might as well replace the others.

I found the job simple, but I have 1994 Record levers modded for pre-2001 9 speed. The internals are slightly less complex.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:09 pm 
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After some careful thinking I decided to go to Mercian Cycles to let them have
a look at my lever and it turns out it wasn't any springs that were worn but the spring
carrier itself had broken, so I would have wasted my money buying all new springs.

This part had broken in two....
http://branfordbike.com/product/campagn ... de-562.htm

Now to put the lever bike on the bike and give her a try :wink:


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