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Old 03-20-2017, 04:25 PM
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Campagnolo Mechanic - San Diego, CA

Any recommendations for a good shop with a great mechanic for Campagnolo stuff?
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Old 03-20-2017, 04:58 PM
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Is Pista Palace still open? That used to be THE place for Campagnolo in SD.
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Old 03-20-2017, 04:59 PM
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What specifically do you need done?
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Old 03-20-2017, 05:11 PM
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Its just bike parts. Get him a #25 torx. If they are worth a crap, it will be fine.

Campagnolo is not voodoo. Its bike parts.
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Old 03-20-2017, 05:14 PM
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Is Pista Palace still open? That used to be THE place for Campagnolo in SD.
i was just thinking the same thing.

i think it was you who tipped me off to them when i went years ago and rented a sweet, sweet C50 for the week. that place was cool
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Old 03-20-2017, 05:22 PM
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Is Pista Palace still open? That used to be THE place for Campagnolo in SD.
Closed, according to Yelp.
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Old 03-20-2017, 05:25 PM
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I think they are closed. At least according to Yelp and the fact that when you call their phone number it is disconnected. I tried Rose Canyon Cycles from an old forum as well. They appear to have been very close geographically.
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Old 03-20-2017, 05:29 PM
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What specifically do you need done?
I really dont know. This is my first Campy machine and coming from Di2 it feels strange that it takes such an effort to shift such a high end group.

I have had the front shifter lock up until i played with it enough, i've dropped the chain on a big ring to small ring shift and i have noises that i dont think i should.

One shop told me my shifter needs to be rebuilt but dont know how accurate that is being that it is 11 speed. I have read that they aren't serviceable....or at least not as serviceable as the 10 speed ones.

My apologies for any inaccurate things i am stating....and thank you for the help.
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Old 03-20-2017, 05:34 PM
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Here are a few places to start looking:

https://www.campagnolo.com/US/en/Sho...tore?loc=92001

Of course, Campagnolo North America Inc is in Carlsbad and they may know of a shop or two.
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Old 03-20-2017, 05:44 PM
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So a buddy of mine (we'll call him J) and a well known to the forum bike guy both moved out there recently to open up a new shop. I have no clue where they are in the process other than bike guru (well call him C) moved out last fall and my pal J left MA in Jan.

J is an amazing mechanic and glorious dude, plus he's a campy guy.

If I hear from them soon I'll reach out to you. As we've been circling the conversations about coffee in a bike shop setting .. which is an area of expertise I'm hoping to offer them.

Anyway. Good luck and Happy Spring
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Old 03-20-2017, 05:55 PM
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I've taken my bikes to Adams Avenue bikes for a number of years. They have a mechanic there who does a lot of work on Campy bikes and ordered and installed parts on both mechanical and EPS systems. I think his nickname is Spot (nice nickname, and I wonder how he got it). In any event, I take my bike down there from North County because they do good work. The bike was always dialed in when I got it back. Nice shop too.

There used to be a guy at Hi-Tech bikes who was good, but they've turned over management and I'm not as familiar with their folks anymore.
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:41 PM
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I really dont know. This is my first Campy machine and coming from Di2 it feels strange that it takes such an effort to shift such a high end group.

I have had the front shifter lock up until i played with it enough, i've dropped the chain on a big ring to small ring shift and i have noises that i dont think i should.

One shop told me my shifter needs to be rebuilt but dont know how accurate that is being that it is 11 speed. I have read that they aren't serviceable....or at least not as serviceable as the 10 speed ones.

My apologies for any inaccurate things i am stating....and thank you for the help.
so the rear derailleur shifts fine and you are only having problems with the front?
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:45 PM
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My best friend (and industry insider and former manager of my shop) patronizes Velo Hanger, among other places. Not sure where they are relatively speaking.
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:34 PM
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:51 PM
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As a mechanic, I don't get the 'Campy mystique.' They're bike parts. Campy derailleurs adjust the same as any other.

Now, if you wanted your Ergopower levers rebuilt, THEN I'd say 'find a good Campy guy'

I talked to a Campy rep the other day because a customer at my old shop had problems with his Chorus shifting and thought I could replace the spring in the rear derailleur spring, but it turned out it was a 'cable rub inside the chainstay' thing instead of anything the derailleurs or shifters were doing.

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