[CR]Req. info, Original Campy brake levers, and the difference

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From: FujiFish1@aol.com
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2003 03:00:28 EDT
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Req. info, Original Campy brake levers, and the difference

Greetings all, I pulled these two postings out of the archives. Other than mention of "mythical long reach Super Record levers", these are just about the only two hits I could find that cover the subject of the Campagnolo Record (or Nuovo Record?) brake lever style changing very early. This confuses me, because I thought I had seen it discussed more thoroughly on one of the lists before... Regardless, do any of us know the full skinny on the difference between the lever styles? I have examples of both levers; the underside near the pivot of one has a long wide slot cut out, ovalized at the end, while the other has almost a full circle cut out. The problem is, I don't remember which is which, and I would like to know the approximate cutoff year of the original style. Thanks for any help...

Best regards, Mark Agree Southfield MI

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>From: Cino1947@aol.com
>Date: Wed, 6 Dec 2000 17:47:32 EST
>Subject: <A HREF="http://search.bikelist.org/query.asp?SearchString=%22Campagnolo+Brake+Levers+with+Long+Reach%22&SearchPrefix=%40msgsubject&SortBy=MsgDate%5Ba%5D">[CR]Campagnolo Brake Levers with Long Reach</A>
>I took out my Cinelli Supercorsa from the late '60's with all Nuovo Record
>for the first time in a long time, and noticed that the reach on the brake
>levers was longer than on my other bikes, almost uncomfortably so. I have
>large hands, and was surprised at this. I compared the bike to my other NR
>equipped bikes, and sure enough, the others had about an inch less reach.
>Did early Campy brake levers have longer reach than later issues?
>Josh Berger

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>Date: Wed, 6 Dec 2000 18:38:26 -0500
>Subject: <A HREF="http://search.bikelist.org/query.asp?SearchString=%22Campagnolo+Brake+Levers+with+Long+Reach%22&SearchPrefix=%40msgsubject&SortBy=MsgDate%5Ba%5D">Re: [CR]Campagnolo Brake Levers with Long Reach</A>
>From: Richard M Sachs <richardsachs@juno.com>
>we have a winner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
>this was discussed before as a data point with regard to
>the item, but not its' use on a bike. the earliest lever
>handles had a different shape at their top, allowing
>them to bottom out in the lever body differently
>than those that succeeded them. thus, they were a
>longer reach from the bars than the next generation
>of handles. if you superimposed the 2 handles
>upon each other, only the uppermost couple
>o' millemeters would be different. there's no mention
>of this in any catalogs. there was no 'new and improved'
>lever handle intro'ed when the revision occurred. ironically,
>all the catalog clip art right thru the early 80's shows the
>earlier handle, tho' it was long replaced by then. only
>when photos replaced line drawings did we 'see' the
>newer version in print.
>i hope that helps, lee!

>> Did early Campy brake levers have longer reach than later issues?
>> Josh Berger