Re: [CR]eBay item/campag item


Example: Production Builders:Tonard

From: "David Goerndt" <davidg@iag.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <20020407150435.37957.qmail@web11905.mail.yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]eBay item/campag item
Date: Sun, 7 Apr 2002 12:21:21 -0400


: Re: [CR]eBay item/campag item


> 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.

I just took a look at the levers in question. First, the photo is out of focus, so you can't really discern much detail. I took the pic into Photoshop and did some contrast work to see if I could bring out any more detail. (Not much) I tried to see what the lettering look like and I noticed that both "C's" and "G's" look the same, closed. I took out two sets of shifters I have, one from a ' 63 Cinelli and the other a newer set. The older set has "closed" C's and G's and the word "Patent" is nearly the same size as "Campagnolo" and the depression around the text comes very close to the cable hole. On the newer set, the word "Patent" is much smaller than "Campagnolo" and the recessed area around the text ends much farther away from the holes as does the example on ebay. What this all means, I don't have a clue, just an observation.

David Goerndt
Orlando, FL