Re: [CR]Conundrum SR Brakes ?? 1977 or 1982 ??

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From: "Chuck Schmidt" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Conundrum SR Brakes ?? 1977 or 1982 ??
Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2007 00:29:24 -0700
To: Classic Rendezvous <>

On Jun 8, 2007, at 4:32 PM, Anthony Bier wrote:
> Regarding black shield logo hoods. Earlier this year I bough a bike
> that had been "refurbished" about 5 years ago. It had nice black
> shield logo hoods on some rough Nuovo Record levers. I swapped them
> over to my super record levers... perhaps Campagnolo sold
> replacement black hoods for some years following the end of the
> Nuovo/super record production?
> Anthony Bier
> Vancouver, BC

The black Gran Sport hoods with shield logo were available starting around '78 or '79 and I immediately took off the gum hoods on my Campagnolo brakes and replaced them with the black ones. I figured the carbon black in the rubber would help them last longer in the sun and I liked the way the black hoods looked on my bikes better than the brown.

Chuck Schmidt
South Pasadena, CA USA (reprints, t-shirts & timelines)