- Aug 11, 2010
I took a tumble on some black ice today and cracked my right shifter; it's still functional (I rode home 4 miles after the accident) but it's very difficult to shift due to the damaged area swaying back and forth every time I upshift. It will obviously have to be replaced. Some questions: 1. Can it be repaired? If not, what parts are salvageable? 2. When I replace the shifter, (I have another Chorus right shifter that I'll have the LBS wrench install) will I need new bar tape? 3. Are Campagnolo shifters more susceptible to cracking than Shimano or Sram? I have a bike with Sram that I've dropped several times over the last year without damaging the shifters.