Steven- I can not given exact dates of manufacture, but can say w/o any dounts that the one I have used since on my "rainbike" since 1985 has NEVER EVER HAD ANY CHAIN caught in it, NOR Cracked at the clamp or any other nonsense I have heard thrown around by folks with no experience with them. Pardon the assertive tone, its just that I have had beau coup (sp?) miles on two of these models. You will find when you ask for first hand documentation of all the weird claims made, you'll find they have absolutely no basis in fact. Instead you will find responses that go along the lines of, I had a friend who had a cousin that used to work with a person related to a guy that worked at Campy 10 years ago and he said, bla, bla, bla, etc. They are great front derailluers, they look nice and work nice, just like they were design to. Cheers- Dave Anderson Cut Bank MT
In a message dated 2/10/2004 5:34:21 PM PST, email@example.com writes:
Cyclo-network is offering a 4-hole cage Campagnolo front derailleur
One of these was offered last year and the word on the CR was that this was offered for a very short time and that chains perhaps caught on the 'extra' hole of the cage. Does anybody know more about this variant? Such as when it was produced, was it sold throughout the world or in a few markets only. Is the front plate of the clamp original (none of the other variants seem to use the same front plate shown in the auction picture?)
What is consensus, should it be worth more because rarer, or less because it didn't perhaps work as well as the three hole version?