>> Does anyone know with any degree of certainty what year the first Campy NR
>> front derailleur without a cable stop was introduced?(cut)
>1967 is my best guess: The Nuovo Record rear derailleur was intro'd in
>Catalog #15 (end of 1967) along with the new clamp-on bottom bracket
>cable guide (#626/a). The catalog shows the Record front derailleur
>with the integral cable housing stop, but I think they just ran the old
>part drawing in the catalog. Probably didn't do a new drawing since they
>literally hacked off the cable housing stop for the new version without
>Like I said, just a guess...
Wow, great catch, Chuck! Given Campy's tendency to use and reuse drawings long after the parts had been updated, using the introduction of the new clamp-on design to nail the date of the changeover is a marvelous stroke of deduction. I'd say that narrows the date down quite a bit. Thanks!