Re: [CR]re Campagnolo front deraileur with the easy to break flatclamp


Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2005 00:02:30 -0800
From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: CR List <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR]re Campagnolo front deraileur with the easy to break flatclamp
References: <BFAA8235.874C%wayne.collect@xtra.co.nz> <43841D49.38991CFF@earthlink.net>


Chuck Schmidt wrote:
>
> Wayne Davidson wrote:
> >
> > Hi all, I've taken a look and cannot find the date this horrible version was
> > released, I know it was not for long, I had an idea it was '79, but then
> > again I might just be thinking of the alloy bolted rear
> > deraileur.....regards wayne davidson Invers NZ........
>
> Campagnolo Timeline:
> http://www.velo-retro.com
>
> "1977 Catalog #17a Supplement is printed for the year-end trade shows.
> Included are a revised Super Record derailleur with script logo and
> different cage geometry (28 tooth capacity), single bolt Nuovo Super
> Record seat post, Record front derailleur with four holes in cage (later
> to be three holes), straight-band clamp (later to revert to traditional
> pointed-band clamp), short Nuovo Record dropouts without eyelets
> (drilled and tapped for chain holder), chain holder (Portacatena) with
> accompanying control lever and trigger, and fixing shoe plate for
> pedals. Gran Sport front derailleur (Record-style plain cage with lip
> stamped with Globe logo), Gran Sport crank (flat bottom fluting, 170mm
> length), Gran Sport pedal (stamped steel races and engraved "Gran Sport"
> on barrel), Gran Sport brakeset (different adjuster and engraved "Gran
> Sport" on caliper; black brake hoods with Globe logo). Nuovo Valentino
> front derailleur (flat arms, Record-style plain cage with lip, stamped
> with Winged QR logo)."

An additional note... Typically the part would be exhibited and a catalog printed at the end of the year for the Milan trade show. The part would become available the next year and might not be available worldwide till the following year. So the straight band Record front derailleur might have not be generally available until 1979.

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California

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