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Topic: Ergo Shifting

  Upgrading Bicycle Gearing
Shifting is accomplished by pressing this secondary lever sideways, toward the middle of the bike.
To shift to smaller sprockets, there is button/lever on the inside of the brake hood, which is normally operated by the rider's thumb.
Ergo brake/shifters are comletely rebuildable, and may be converted from 8-speed to 9-speed or 10-speed simply by changing a small internal part.
www.sheldonbrown.com /upgrade-gears.html   (2370 words)

 8f.3 STI/Ergo Summary
With the Ergo system, all cables can be routed under the handlebar tape while the STI system does not route the derailleur cables under the tape.
This capability is very handy for shifting to lower gears in a corner to be ready to attack as you come out of the corner or when caught by surprise at a stop light.
Ergo also allows a full upshift from the largest to the smallest cog in a single motion while STI requires an upshift of one cog at a time.
draco.acs.uci.edu /rbfaq/FAQ/8f.3.html   (561 words)

 Comparison of STI vs. Ergo Levers
The Ergo levers allow riders with small hands to install them in either a very aggressive (low and forward on the drops) or relaxed (higher and more upright on the drops) position without much forethought relative to how your hands will come to rest on the brake levers when riding on their hoods.
As for shifting, the shift levers are placed for use by the middle finger and, like the thumb paddles, are located within reach of small hands from both the tops of the hoods and the drops so long as they are not placed too high up on the bars.
Ergo levers can be rebuilt, which is a double-edged sword in that they all "need" to have their right hand shifters rebuilt somewhere between 10 - 15k miles of use.
www.thetandemlink.com /stivsergo.html   (1803 words)

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Ergo was written with a modified version of the FUDGE role-playing rules in mind.
The difference in Ergo is that if you play for long enough, you are quite likely to find the game passing through the forgotten moon, and your setting to become entwined in the lives of many other characters.
Ergo is all about collaborative role-playing, everybody should be able to influence the direction of the game.
www.collaborativeroleplay.org.uk /files/games/ergo_one.txt   (24116 words)

 Ergo Shifting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ergo Shifting, also referred to as Ergopower or Ergolevers, is the dual-control shifter component design by Campagnolo for operation of the derailleurs on racing bicycles.
An alternative to Shimano's STI dual control levers, the Ergo shifters incorporate a shifting lever behind the brake lever to shift to a larger cog, and a small thumb lever on the insides of the right and left brake hoods that is pressed down in order to shift to a smaller cog.
Because Ergo shifters are less mechanically complex, they can be re-built by a mechanic in a relatively short time.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ergo_Shifting   (265 words)

 Tech Talk: Shifters
Campy chose to route the shift cable along the handlebar with the brake cable.
Ergo places the shifting mechanism on the stationary part of the dual control lever, next to the bar.
It is. The STI levers open the brake cable and shift cables as well as the shift mechanisms up to road debris each time you hit the brakes.
www.campyonly.com /techtalk/techtalk6.html   (891 words)

 Ergo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ergo Shifting, also known as Ergopower, a bicycle shifter from Campagnolo
Ergo (newspaper), a newspaper once published at MIT
Ergo is a fictional planet within the Star Wars galaxy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ergo   (113 words)

 Technical Q&A with Lennard Zinn - Shifting issues
I do not know why you are having problems shifting, but since there were many CAAD 5s with that setup that shifted fine, I would have to suspect a bent rear derailleur hanger.
As for the year of the shifter, if your Record Ergo Power 9-speed lever does not have a little oval hole on the inboard side of the lever body for the button on an Ergo Brain computer, you have a 1999 version.
When it is on the stand and running smoothly for a particular gear, and I shift from the 50 to the 34 without changing the rear, the chain alignment is off and the derailleur needs adjusting.
www.velonews.com /tech/report/articles/9343.0.html   (1217 words)

 Sheldon Brown's Bicycle Glossary E--F
Similar to S.T.I., Ergo uses an auxiliary lever inside the brake lever to select larger sprockets, and a thumb button on the inboard side of the lever to select smaller sprockets.
Shifting operated by a lever that moves smoothly through its range.
With friction shifting, the rider must learn exactly how far to move the lever to get from one gear to another.
www.sheldonbrown.com /gloss_e-f.html   (4224 words)

 Left-Hand Shifting with Campagnolo
Converting the left-hand Ergo lever to shift (and index) the rear derailleur is basically a matter of switching the internal cam for a version which has indexing indents which mirror the right-hand lever.
Note: For riders with the use of only the right hand, the conversion is somewhat simpler, and should involve use of a down tube shift lever (or perhaps a bar end shifter on the right-hand side) to move the front derailleur.
With this setup, you could use an Ergo lever for the front derailleur, and then move to the bar-end for rear shifting.
www.campyonly.com /howto/lefthandshifting.html   (934 words)

 Aireloom in Southern California
At Ergo Customized Comfort we endorse products that are designed to promote a better night’s sleep, rather than a brand name you may be familiar with.
Ergo Customized Comfort has chosen Aireloom® for its exceptional comfort and unique pressure relieving benefits.
Tufting is an old world technique of tying the contents of the bed together at strategic points to prevent shifting of the upholstery materials.
www.ergocomfort.net /aireloom.html   (506 words)

 Newbie Q: Practical differences between Campy and Shimano?
The thumb levers releases the cable, meaning it shifts to the smaller cogs.I like to think that with Campy the chain moves in the direction you push.
In addition to the already stated differences between Shimano and Campy (durability, finish, clean-routed cables, shifting mechanism) the biggest difference for me is that Shimano was the originator of indexed shifting and integrated brake/shifters.
The shifting may seem a bit stiff in the beginning but it gets smoother over time as the cogs in the lever get broken in.
www.bikeforums.net /archive/index.php/t-41997   (3854 words)

 Hubbub Custom Bicycles > Articles & Opinions > Campagnolo Ergopower with Shimano 9-Speed
With the Breve, in fact, the switch to Campagnolo levers turned out to be a solution to some shifting issues with the original all-Shimano system.
But they want Campagnolo Ergopower because, well, it's more ergonomic, easier to use from the tops where tourists mostly have their hands, and doesn't have a wobbly brake lever or cables that interfere with a handlebar bag.
Also the not-really-indexed front shift lets us do as we please with the chainset and front mech.
www.hubbub.com /articles_ergopower.html   (861 words)

 Kelly Take Off Reviews, Specs and Shopping   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Shifting from the small ring to the large ring requires maybe two fingers for one finger while bracing with the thumb.
In fact, the actual bent tubing used can in some cases be used both as a brace for your fingers while climbing out of the saddle, and as a hand brace for a semi-aero cruising position, sort of like the old Spinachi bars.
People who bought a downtube shifting bike and want to shift without taking their hands off the bars.
www.mtbr.com /reviews/Shifter/product_78316.shtml   (537 words)

 Ergo Shift levers
The ergonomics of the Record levers are superb -- your ability to lay your hands flatly and comfortably on the hoods makes you fall in love with them at first touch.
And the shifting and braking precision is astounding.
They use alloy levers mirroring those used on 2003 Chorus Ergopower, but their composite lever body is no different from current model Record or Chorus.
www.hammerpilot.com /en-us/dept_62.html   (384 words)

 STI Shifting Woes
While I don't remember Pantani's Ergo controls being supplemented with a friction shift lever (maybe Campy "fixed" Pantani's bike before displaying it), I do remember one of the other Ergo- equipped bikes having a "third eye" chain-catcher to prevent a chain-dropping overshift.
I imagine they are thinking of instances other than those where they need to shift to a smaller chainring while climbing a hill that unexpectedly got steeper.
It is obviously easier to effect a clean front shift on a single bike; especially while climbing.
www.thetandemlink.com /articles/shifting.html   (756 words)

 Anyone friction shifting 9sp or 10sp?
I am doing the exact same thing as you and have been friction shifting DA10 in the back and a record triple in the front for a year now.
Yes, I have been friction shifting for a number of years on a Harry Quinn steel frame, with Campagnolo Chorus 9 speed - std 53/39 in front (were originally 52/42).
With the high cost of ergo (or STI for that matter) shifters, I want to stick with my old shifters in friction mode until I spot the right deal on Ergo shifters.
www.cyclingforums.com /t252434.html   (715 words)

 Atheism: Logic & Fallacies
This is an example of an ad hoc change being used to shore up an assertion, combined with an attempt to shift the meaning of the words used original assertion; you might call it a combination of fallacies.
Two specific forms of non causa pro causa fallacy are the cum hoc ergo propter hoc and post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacies.
Shifting the burden of proof, a special case of Argumentum ad Ignorantiam, is the fallacy of putting the burden of proof on the person who denies or questions the assertion.
www.infidels.org /library/modern/mathew/logic.html   (5866 words)

 Branford Bike: Campagnolo Centaur and Veloce Ergo Power Shift Levers
The rest of the Ergo lever is the same as the current and previous years, Centaur alloy 10 speed model.
The shifting is a little stiffer than Chorus or Record but wears in nicely after 1,000 miles or so.
For longest life and smoothest shifting we recommend using Le Tour Whisper White grease with the Le Tour Grease Gun to lubricate Campagnolo Ergo levers.
www.branfordbike.com /brake/brk02.html   (1901 words)

 ErgoClick Mouse Clicking Device Features
The average computer user needs to click their mouse (in a typical 8 hour shift) several thousands times in a day.
This can lead to the flexor muscles becoming much stronger than the extensor muscles, which will make the muscles in your hands and arms more subject to fatigue and can lead to RSI related injuries including "trigger finger".
With a slight movement of your palm you can generate clicks and double-clicks (only a single click is needed for Double Click) By using the palm to click rather than the fingers, your hand can maintain a relaxed neutral supported posture, and by simply shifting the orientation of your palm slightly you can generate clicks.
www.kinesis-ergo.com /ergoclick-features.htm   (418 words)

 Plasma TV Mount, a Mount for Plasma Display and LCD Display TVs
Integrated lateral shift up to 4” on a single stud and 1 1/2" on 16" centers.
The tilt version of this plasma TV mount offers Friction-Controlled Tilt for smooth, continuous tilting, allowing for easy adjustment by hand to achieve the desired viewing angle.
Integrated Lateral Shift provides up to 1-1/2" of shifting to the left or right, allowing for flexibility in positioning your LCD or plasma.
www.ergoindemand.com /tv-mount-plasma-display.htm   (609 words)

 Serotta Competition Bicycle Forums - bar ends shifters on "normal" road bike?
If, otoh, you like to shift while standing, you pretty much have to have STI or Ergo.
The advantage over down-tube shifters are they allow you to have both hands on the bars when shifting.
They are easy to shift in the saddle or standing once you get used to them.
www.serotta.com /forum/printthread.php?t=4841   (1153 words)

 Precision Tandems - 10 speed conversion options
Campy Ergo levers, this summary is not for you.
Ergo 9 or 10 speed levers, a Shimano rear derailleur (e.g, XT, XTR), and a Shimano 8 or 9
gear of the shifting range (the smallest cog in the rear cassette) or the low-end gear of the shifting
www.precisiontandems.com /gearcompat.htm   (2439 words)

 Co-Motion CoPilot Road Test   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Shifts were crisp, and the clunks from the non-Hyperglide cogs were reassuring.
STI or Ergo shifting would be logical upgrade, (both require an aftermarket gadget to allow three-chainring shifting) but some of us are still satisfied with the bar-ends.
They are better for front shifting, as they made trimming the front derailleur simple.
www.sandsmachine.com /m_tm_2.htm   (1189 words)

 EORM [Priority Press] - Surviving the Holidays: The Top 10 Preventative Strategies to Reduce Low Back Pain
Zavitz on Ergo is a quarterly column in Priority Press, addressing ergonomics issues and trends.
Recently, ergo consultants at EORM were asked to provide a two-hour Back Safety/Lifting Training class for a client.
I thought some of the information from the class would be of interest, especially during the holidays when we all do activities we don’t normally perform on a regular basis.
www.eorm.com /ezine/pp15/on_ergo4.asp   (1236 words)

 Bikeman - Attic What IZIT #29   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The takeoffs came in pairs, RandL and allowed downtube shifters to be mounted just inside the brake lever hoods on drop bars so you could shift with your thumb and forefinger from the hood, bartops, or drops.
The Take Offs were held in place by clamping the base of the brake lever over the ring that went around the handlebars.
I don't have any personal experience with one, but looked at getting them for a while and decided not to when I heard that they were pretty awkward to use.
www.bikeman.com /content/view/567/47   (698 words)

 Derailleur gears - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Although widely referred to as "gears", bicycle "gears" should properly be referred to as sprockets since they are driven by, or drive, a chain; and are not driven by one another.
Modern front and rear derailleurs typically consist of a moveable chain-guide that is operated remotely by a Bowden cable attached to a shift lever mounted on the down tube, handlebar stem, or handlebar.
Derailleurs did not become common road racing equipment until 1938 when Simplex introduced their cable shifted derailleur.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Derailleur_gears   (1217 words)

 Handlebar dilemma   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
I found it hard at first to shift initailly since I had to reach UP to the barends to shift.
Also, your brake-lever shifting, as long as it is Shimano is called 'STI' which is something about Indexed shifting but I can't remember right now.
Campagnolo has a similar set-up but is called Ergo-Power shifting and has a little thumb-button instead of the smaller inner (non brake lever) shifter of STI.
www.triathlete.com /msg.php?t=33595   (711 words)

 Indexed or friction... what do you prefer?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
For my 'cross bike I like friction bar-end shifting; on the tandem, I think indexed is better because I can't sense the shift as well.
The reason for me is the extreme reliability and simplicity of the friction system; PLUS it shifts as fast as the index (even when compared to my friends campy and Shimano index road stuff), AND I can skip as many gears as I want all at once.
For many riders, the ability to shift and keep two hands on the bars (or levers) gives more control especially when riding in close packs.
www.bikeforums.net /archive/index.php/t-21656   (701 words)

 Kuryakyn Footpegs for Cruiser/Metric Motorcycles - Instantop Inc.
Ergo II Cruise Mounts are undeniably the best highway peg available for the GL1800.
It is the responsibility of the installer or the end user to ensure they do not interfere with the operation or cornering clearance of the motorcycle.
For riders wishing to update their original Ergo Pegs to the Ergo II type clamp.
www.instantop.com /CyclePage/Kc-footpegs.htm   (635 words)

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