Re: [CR]Early Campy Reacord Brakes/SR Levers

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From: "Chuck Schmidt" <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Early Campy Reacord Brakes/SR Levers
Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2006 12:32:30 -0700
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Steven Maaslands wrote:
> (snip)
> Lastly, regarding the supposed first generation SR (drilled) brake
> lever
> blades, he sent me the following photos with his email reprised below:
> http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/Miscellaneous_items/EarlySR_1 and
> http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/Miscellaneous_items/EarlySR_2 . I
> would be interested in hearing other people's theories about these
> levers. They look mighty similar to the ones that I made for myself in
> the early 80's when I decided to further lighten my SR levers with a
> drill. Especially the third and fourth holes in the left-most lever in
> the second photo. If my eyes don't deceive me, you can see where the
> initial hole, with its characteristic deformed hole has been redone
> subsequently in the attempt to hide the deformed original hole.

Yup... someone took the normal punched hole Super Record brake levers and drilled and chamfered the existing holes. The early Campagnolo Super Record levers that Campagnolo actually drilled (I believe they came on the early Super Record equipped Raleigh Pro) have clearly smaller holes than the ones pictured. And as you said, the deformed original hole is a dead giveaway!

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California

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