they abbreviated the 'inter' to 'int.' when they went from normal reach to short reach. what i mean is when they added the short reach to the product line. there's not enough room for all the letters in the shorter arms. there are a very few short reach to be found that say 'brev. inter'. are they the rarest of the rare?
re: the cams. my oldest boxed sets from 1970 or so have the cams that say 'brev. camp.' around the perimeter. so do my mid 70s short reach sets. but i have many that say 'campagnolo' spelled out around the perimeter and 'brev.' horizontally across the middle and these sets are normal reach/flat skewer/uncoated wheel guides/world logo hoods making these earlier rather than later. my guess is both markings ran concurrently. that's all i know. e-RICHIE n.r.f.b.
On Thu, 17 Jan 2002 06:48:23 -0800 (PST) Tom Dalton
> I have a few questions about the timing of changes to
> Campy Record (and Super Record) brake sets around the
> time of the CPSC changes. Any information that the
> group can provide will be appreciated.
> 1) I have calliper arms that are marked "brev. int."
> and others that are marked "brev. inter." Does anyone
> know which is older and when the change took place?
> 2) I have QR cams (the part the QR lever attaches to)
> that are marked "brev. camp." around the perimeter and
> others that have "campagnolo" spelled out around the
> perimeter and "brev." horizontally across the middle.
> The second version is the older one. Does anyone know
> if this change coincided with the flat-to-domed QR
> lever change, or was it made at another time?
> 3) At what point in time did Campy start to include
> lined cable housings in their brakesets? I remember
> buying an SR brakeset in 1983 that had linings, but
> I'm wondering how much futher back this goes.
> Thanks for considering these weighty questions.
> Tom Dalton
> Bethlehem, PA