campag advice needed

Discussion in 'UK and Europe' started by Robert France, Feb 11, 2003.

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  1. just received my new Bianchi Gold Race from Evans cycles, with Campagnolo Xenon. ive only ever had
    shimano on my bikes before and there are basically no instructions on how to shift properly with
    this campagnolo malarky. the front chainring shifts perfect. the back shifts fine as well but makes
    clicking noises on certain sprockets sometimes and also sort of skips or slips or maybe jumps off
    one to sprocket to the the next. i havent taken it on the road yet, just used it on the trainer,
    till i can get my head round
    it.also what is "trimming"? any help/advice would be much appreciated. im pretty new to all this, so
    if you could keep it simple so as i can understand easy.
     
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  2. Panda

    Panda Guest

    well.....if its the same as my campag

    firstly u will often miss-shift at first since the little lever goes to bigger sprocket rather than
    littlest as with shimano. the lump at the side does the smaller rings.

    for the front ring there are about 6 or 7 clicks instead of just 3. this means that when ur in the
    biggest ring u can adjust the front derailleur so that it doesnt rub against the chain on the
    smallest cog, then drop it down a notch for, say cogs 3&4 , so that the derailluer doesnt stick out
    so much and possibly rub ur leg.

    i think thats it....

    panda

    "robert france" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > just received my new Bianchi Gold Race from Evans cycles, with Campagnolo Xenon. ive only ever had
    > shimano on my bikes before and there are basically no instructions on how to shift properly with
    > this campagnolo malarky. the front chainring shifts perfect. the back shifts fine as well but
    > makes clicking noises on certain sprockets sometimes and also sort of skips or slips or maybe
    > jumps off one to sprocket to the the next. i havent taken
    it
    > on the road yet, just used it on the trainer, till i can get my head round
    > it.also what is "trimming"? any help/advice would be much appreciated. im pretty new to all this,
    > so if you could keep it simple so as i can understand easy.
     
  3. Pete Biggs

    Pete Biggs Guest

    robert france wrote:
    > just received my new Bianchi Gold Race from Evans cycles, with Campagnolo Xenon. ive only ever had
    > shimano on my bikes before and there are basically no instructions on how to shift properly with
    > this campagnolo malarky. the front chainring shifts perfect. the back shifts fine as well but
    > makes clicking noises on certain sprockets sometimes and also sort of skips or slips or maybe
    > jumps off one to sprocket to the the next.

    Sounds like it's not been setup properly rather than operator error, ie. it's not your fault! What
    are Evans doing letting this bike out like this?!

    In middle or troublesome gears, try twiddling one of the cable adjusters (either one on rear mech or
    on down tube) to index the rear gears properly. Clockwise makes the mech move towards larger
    sprocket and vice versa. If that doesn't do it, the cable might be wrongly conneceted to the mech -
    more details later if that could be the case, and there's a chance other things could be wrong too,
    but try indexing first. See: http://sheldonbrown.com/derailer-adjustment.html

    > also what is "trimming"?

    Fine adjustment of the front mech. This is needed if/when the chain rubs against the cages of the
    front derailleur in certain gears. The front mech can be moved in small "clicks". (I'm assuming the
    Xenon front shifter has a trim facility; I know that the rear (right) Xenon shifter is different
    from all other Campags).

    ~PB
     
  4. Pete Biggs

    Pete Biggs Guest

    I scribbled:
    > In middle or troublesome gears, try twiddling one of the cable adjusters (either one on rear mech
    > or on down tube) to index the rear gears properly. Clockwise makes the mech move towards larger
    > sprocket and vice versa.

    Sorry, wrong way round. Clockwise = towards smaller. Apols!

    ~PB
     
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