Convert Campy Power Shift to Ultra Shift?
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    Convert Campy Power Shift to Ultra Shift?

    I'd like a set of silver alloy 11 speed levers and Athena is as high in the line as you can go and get that. Unfortunately, the Power Shift mechanism is the only way it's available. (Previous year Athena shifters with Ultra Shift weren't available in silver)

    Just to be clear here, the Power Shift mechanism only allows single gear jumps down the cassette, whereas the Ultra Shift (Chorus and above) gives you the ability to 'dump' the chain down up to 5 cogs if desired.

    Is it possible to send a Power Shift lever into a Campy Service Center or Dealer and have it upgraded to Ultra Shift? Much like you'd have a lever rebuilt?

    If so, where? cost?

    Many thanks.

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    http://forums.roadbikereview.com/cam...ft-240344.html

    from that thread, sounds like a no.

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    You could always take the Athena aluminum brake lever off the shifter body and mount it on a Chorus body. I'm willing to bet that they didn't change that part, since they still produce the carbon lever version of Athena which started as Ultrashift. Stick the Chorus carbon brake levers on the Powershift body and sell it to someone at enough of a discount that they won't care.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JLane View Post
    I'd like a set of silver alloy 11 speed levers and Athena is as high in the line as you can go and get that. Unfortunately, the Power Shift mechanism is the only way it's available. (Previous year Athena shifters with Ultra Shift weren't available in silver)

    Just to be clear here, the Power Shift mechanism only allows single gear jumps down the cassette, whereas the Ultra Shift (Chorus and above) gives you the ability to 'dump' the chain down up to 5 cogs if desired.

    Is it possible to send a Power Shift lever into a Campy Service Center or Dealer and have it upgraded to Ultra Shift? Much like you'd have a lever rebuilt?

    If so, where? cost?

    Many thanks.
    Not possible. Look at the spare parts list:
    http://www.campagnolo.com/repository...RT_A-11-11.pdf

    SR, Record, Chorus are pretty much identical in terms of mechanical parts, only difference is in materials.

    Athena parts look very different. And most important is that the plastic body is different from SR/R/C.

    The levers all look to have the same shapes and dimensions and mountings, across the entire Campag range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kontact View Post
    You could always take the Athena aluminum brake lever off the shifter body and mount it on a Chorus body. I'm willing to bet that they didn't change that part, since they still produce the carbon lever version of Athena which started as Ultrashift. Stick the Chorus carbon brake levers on the Powershift body and sell it to someone at enough of a discount that they won't care.
    This definitely sounds like the winning solution!
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