If you can't handle the bit of push back that some of us provided, given our reaction to how your original rant was worded, then next time try a bit of honesty and humility. Perhaps you could have just asked, "Does anyone know where I could find X replacement part for this Campagnolo frt der?" Instead you ranted about how Campagnolo carbon frt ders suck and a few sentences later described evidence linked to user error that contradicted your claims of a design flaw.
To be consistent with the etiquette of this form, some of us simply chimed in to correct your claims about design flaw and point out that the apparent flaws were actually linked to your riding style and mechanical abilities...the Campagnolo frt der was simply the collateral damage of your choices.
The only flaw I have witnessed and heard about on this forum regarding Campagnolo frt ders is cosmetic, linked to carbon peeling from the front plate. Also, I do recall a famous Belgian being sidelined last year in the Forest of Arenberg when his chain found its way out from between the cages of the frt dear and then he was unable to thread the chain back on the big chainring (see: http://cimacoppirides.files.wordpress.c ... mchain.jpg
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I suspect that if there was a real design flaw in Campagnolo's frt carbon ders we would have heard about it here and also seen component workarounds in the pro ranks...I am referring to "real" pros here. Just like we see pros opting for the retrofitted steel cage Sram Red front ders instead of the OEM carbon cage model, we would see all Campagnolo Record/Super Record equipped pro teams opting for equipment modifications as well...we simply do not see that because it is not a design flaw.
Lastly, I still think that my constructive suggestion to fashion a tab out of plastic and epoxy is a do-able solution.