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Originally Posted by BCDrums View Post
So, G-spring levers ended in 2008? I see that the springs and carrier are available.
They ended in the 2008 model year, although I think Campagnolo continued to make new ones for a little while.

What is the longer arm?
On the front derailleur. Campagnolo monkeyed with them a bit; I don't know how Shimano's pull compares.

How often do the 2009-2014 levers wear out?
I got 23,811 miles out of my first right lever before the front spring broke, although your mileage will vary.

I shift like I have ADHD causing cables to die from fatigue in not much over 2000 miles.

Consider that 10 required rear cable replacement intervals running contemporary shifters with under bar tape routing hoods level with bar tape; 5 with Shimano flying housing or Campagnolo pointy hood levers which got better fatigue life without a tight 90 degree guide in the lever body.

So to make it easy for me, I should look for which years/models? And avoid which years/models? Thanks.
1999-2006 round hood any lever except Xenon
2007-2008 round hood Record/Chorus
2010 new shape Centaur/Veloce 10 speed

Replacing the right 11 speed mechanism with 10
2009-2010 Athena
2009-2014 Record/Chorus/Super Record

1997 and older pointy hood - discontinued small parts
2005+ Xenon - Escape
2007-2008 round hood Centaur and Veloce - Escape
2009 new shape Centaur and Veloce - weak detents)
2010+ new shape Centaur and Veloce - PowerShift mechanism

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