Just checked 2 more bikes - the '48 Olmo has 280mm qr lever and 140mm shift lever. The '52 Learco Guerra has P-R with another 300mm lever (closed).
> Aldo asked:
> > How long are the short and long version rods of the CC levers?
> > Those on my '49 Bianchi Sport are 280mm qr lever (center of lever
> > to center
> > of axle) and 145mm shift lever (center of lever to first bend). I
> > hopethese are the "short" version, as I can barely reach them at
> > that length!
> > The rod on the P-R mech is 300mm (center of lever to center of axle).
> Both of these lengths seem to indeed be the common ones. The cambio
> corsa (the correct denomination for the short lever version only!) is
> generally about 28 cm to the center of the Q/R. The cambio sport (the
> correct denomination for the long lever version) is generally about 31
> cm (I don't have any of these presently on hand to verify, so I am
> going by memory. If anybody has one to check, please let me know.) I
> can however state that I have personally seen quite a few variations,
> as well as a few 'tuned' lengths going from about 25 cm up to close to
> 35 cm.
> Steven Maasland
> Moorestown, NJ