I have a basic question about components, to try to get my beloved 2002 Bianchi San Remo back in action (it was fine when I took it into the bike shop last week; now, according to them, it’s a paperweight).
Sorry, a backstory’s necessary: I don’t ride long, but I ride regularly, though I’ve been neglectful of maintenance recently. I took it in for a tune-up and to replace worn cables. When I took it in, it was shifting fine by my standards (although not crisply, I suppose) . They said they couldn’t guarantee the quality of the tune-up, since the Campy Mirage 9-speed drive train was worn. When I picked it up two evenings later, after just a short ride home on my bike rack, I tried to ride it and to my shock the rear derailleur would no longer shift AT ALL. Back to the shop the next day, where they said they had ridden it and it had shifted reasonably when they’d finished the tune-up. They messed with it a bit while I waited, and then said they couldn’t fix it at all, said it would have to be sent to be rebuilt. Three days later, when I called back, they said their rebuilder doesn’t touch them anymore, and that their supplier doesn’t carry any Campy 9-speed shifters at all anymore.
I’m not in a position to change out all the components. What are my affordable options to replace the Campy Mirage 9-speed Ergo shifter? I realize there’s probably no optimal inexpensive solution, so I need your capable help in finding the best practical ones. I’m still a little shocked that it went from a bike I rode daily to the wrench saying there was nothing they can do. Please help.