Re: [CR]eBay item/campag item

Example: Racing

Date: Sun, 7 Apr 2002 08:04:35 -0700 (PDT)
From: Fred Rafael Rednor <>
Subject: Re: [CR]eBay item/campag item
To: swampmtn <>,
In-Reply-To: <004601c1de37$c7de80a0$d734fea9@mokry>

> I have two all-original bikes, a 1961 Olmo and a 1962
     > Atala, both with Campagnolo shift levers. The 1961 Olmo
     > has "open G and open C" levers, while the 1962 Atala has
     > "closed G and closed C". The change must have been made
     > by 1962, or a bit earlier if Olmo was using-up stock. Aldo,
     Thanks for that information. It seems that dating Campi parts is always a challenge and even I (gasp!) make mistakes from time to time. But back to the levers in this auction...
     You might be amused if you closely examine the photos. (I suggest clicking on the "Click Here For Supersize" option.) The front and rear lever handles do not match! The lever for the front is of the "closed C/G" type but the lever for the rear is of the older style. You can also see that there are differences in shape between the two levers. Actually, there are a couple of other differences that you will notice if you spend more time than is healthy examining the photo.
     So my suspicion is that this piece comprises a '60s era set for which the rear shifter has been replaced with an older lever. Now I'm not accusing the seller of deliberate fraud and it could be the other way around - i.e. an older set with the front shifter being a replacement.
     But it's clearly not as described...
        Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia