Re: [CR]Barcon shifters


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From: "Steve Maas" <smaas@nonlintec.com>
To: "'Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org'" <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR]Barcon shifters
References: <DBF57B64E029D5119D9800902771C8800113C305@IIMEFCE16>
Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2002 17:38:46 -0800

As a data point, my Allegro (ca 1960) had the stainless steel housing, with Campagnolo barcon shifters. I assume they are original. They scratch the headtube paint pretty badly; no surprise, but even modern cable sheath will do that eventually.

See http://www.nonlintec.com/allegro/handlebars_1775.jpg for an example of how it was arranged. The foam bar covers are not original, of course, but the length of the stainless cable sheath suggests that the original setup was similar.

Regards, Steve Maas Soggy Long Beach, California, USA

Robinson WO Richard G wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I wanted to ask what type of cable housing was used with bar-end
> shifters for a 60's era bike? I have a large coil of Campagnolo stainless
> steel derailleur cable housing, maybe 12 foot in length, that I guess may
> have been used for this purpose. It's the same as the housing used with the
> rear derailleur from the chainstay stop to the derailleur...no plastic liner
> or cover. After looking at many photos I still am not able to tell. Some
> use what appears to be brake cable housing and others use something very
> similar to the housing I have. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.
>
> Regards, Rich Robinson
> Jacksonville NC