Re: [CR]Hubs & Brakes: Super Record vs. Nuovo Record

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Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2003 20:37:33 -0700
From: Chuck Schmidt <>
To: classicrendezvous <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Hubs & Brakes: Super Record vs. Nuovo Record
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Scott Sweeney wrote:
> This has been nagging at me. In respect to the calipers ONLY; what is the difference between Campagnolo's Super Record and Nuovo Record?
> My thinking is none. I thought OMAS made some "aftermarket" titanium center bolts for brakes and some aluminum nuts etc. but that was it. Please correct me.
> Also, what is the difference between the hubs. Did Campagnolo make Super Record in High Flange? Again, my thinking is they are the same. I can't think of anything different between the low flange for example so save weight. I've checked the Campagnolo timeline but it is not specific on these details.

Super Record calipers are the same as Record calipers (there is no "Nuovo" Record calipers. Only the levers are different.

There were Super Record hubs (large and small flange) but they were never released for sale (to my knowledge). They had ti axles. The axles would be the only difference between them and Record hubs (no such thing as "Nuovo" Record hubs).
>From the Campagnolo Timeline ( "1974 Catalog #17 is printed for the year-end trade shows. Included are the Super Record Road and Track groups... titanium spindles for the hubs (dropped soon after introduction)..."

Interesting to note: The catalog lists Super Record and Record groups; no "Nuovo" Record group.

The Record group includes the Nuovo Record rear derailleur, Nuovo Record bottom bracket, Record front derailleur, Record crankset, Record hubset, Record road pedals or Superlight Record road pedals, Record headset, Record seatpost, and Record brakeset. This was commonly, and incorrectly, called a "Nuovo Record group".

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, CA