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    Can you use "Tri-Flo" inside Campy Ergo brifters?

    Can you use "Tri-Flo" inside Campy Ergo brifters in order to help with sticky shifting?

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    Thanks for this info, much appreciated. I am looking for a quick-fix before a cyclocross race this weekend; but it sounds like no quick fix will work


    You might, but in my experience it won't help and might make things worse.

    Usually "sticky" shifting isn't a lever issue, but a housing friction issue. The other cause is grease or lube which migrated to the small gap between the spring carrier ring and lever body. There it would act like a hydraulic damper, delaying the return of the floating shift assembly from the overshift position after a downshift. IME the only cure for this is to rebuild the lever with grease on the cam, and the outside of the ring clean and dry.

    If your lever doesn't yet have grease migrated to outside the ring, the last thing you want to do is spray Tri-Flow or anything similar in there. The solvent will dissolve the grease and wick it into the the area I'm describing and force the issue.

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