All I would add to the attached is that I think the C-Record brake lever hoods were actually intended to be very pale grey rather than white, whereas the Cobalto levers definitely did have white hoods (until the first time you used them). The Cobalto hoods also had a grooved patch on top (for improved grip?) like the earlier (Super) Record levers but unlike C-Record which was smooth.
Hugh Thornton Cheshire, UK
In a message dated 21/06/04 16:59:52 GMT Daylight Time, email@example.com writes:
> Indeed they did! I have Campagnolo Catalog 18bis, from which I garnered
> the following information. Hopefully it will help clear up confusion on
> some of the later levers.
> Victory brake levers: non-aero cable routing only, white hoods, 'drilled'
> (pierced-then-bent ala Super Record) levers with shield logo
> Triomphe brake levers: non-aero cable routing only, gum hoods, smooth
> finish levers (no holes, no grooves) with shield logo
> C-Record brake levers: dual cable routing, quick release mechanism in the
> lever body, white hoods, levers with diagonal grooves and shield logo
> In addition to the three listed above there was (what I believe was called)
> the Cobalto lever, which was produced to go with the Cobalto brake calipers
> that came out after the C-Record brakes proved so unpopular. These levers
> featured dual cable routing, white hoods, levers with diagonal grooves and
> shield logo, but did not have a quick release mechanism in the lever body.
> Dave Baseley in picture-perfect Berks County PA