[CR]Re: Classicrendezvous Digest, Vol 9, Issue 1

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From: CYDYN@aol.com
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2003 20:26:24 EDT
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Re: Classicrendezvous Digest, Vol 9, Issue 1

In a message dated 9/1/2003 12:01:45 AM Pacific Daylight Time, classicrendezvous-request@bikelist.org writes:

> Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2003 03:00:28 EDT
> From: FujiFish1@aol.com
> To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
> Subject: [CR]Req. info, Original Campy brake levers, and the difference
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> 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
> >Archive-URL: ><A HREF="http://search.bikelist.org/getmsg.asp?Filename=classicrendezvous.10012.0204.eml">
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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