Campagnolo levers

Discussion in 'Components, Accessories and Clothing' started by Johnymak, 14 Mar 2019.

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  1. Johnymak

    Johnymak Active Member

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    Ballymoney
    Hi
    Can somebody tell me what campagnolo levers these are
     

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  2. ColinJ

    ColinJ It's a puzzle ...

    I reckon that they are 'brake levers' ... :whistle:

    (Well, somebody had to post that! :laugh:)

    They look quite nice. I see the pictures are from eBay - are you thinking of buying them?
     
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    Johnymak

    Johnymak Active Member

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    Yea eBay listing thinking on buying them but not sure what type they are
     
  4. Specialeyes

    Specialeyes Über Member

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    Essex
    They look like Chorus to me
     
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    Johnymak

    Johnymak Active Member

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    Do you know what difference is with c record and chorus
     
  6. Cycleops

    Cycleops Guru

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    I always though Campagnolo would be remainers :smile:.

    Sorry, I'll get me coat.
     
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  7. Specialeyes

    Specialeyes Über Member

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    As in where did they sit in the hierarchy? In which case Record / C-Record has always been more expensive than Chorus.

    C-Record (Corsa Record) is, like much of Campagnolo's naming, used slightly inconsistently which makes every item on eBay a C-Record... unless it's unidentifiable in which case it's always a 'prototype' :okay: It's the equivalent of Dura Ace over Ultegra, I guess... in the periods in which they co-existed.

    If you go back far enough of course, Gran Sport was Campagnolo's top-of-the-range, over Paris Roubaix and Cambio Corsa!

    As for the actual differences between them, this article is both worryingly detailed and very helpful. I'd pay more attention to the levers as an indicator than the hoods, as these are readily available as replacements.
     
  8. BalkanExpress

    BalkanExpress Guru

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    Errr...chorus?......failing that do what every chancer on eBay ( and non-experts like me) does and call them “C Record era”:laugh:
     
  9. Specialeyes

    Specialeyes Über Member

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    Campagnolo brakes are very confusing... there must be fifty ways to love your lever :whistle:




    I'll get mi coat...
     
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  10. chriscross1966

    chriscross1966 Senior Member

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    Swindon
    Chorus or Athena. Chorus has metal bodies, Athena has plastic. Cant be that eras Record as they would have "Made in Italy" engraved on the outside faces of the pivots. Early 8-speed or thereabouts. I guess it's possible but unlikely (just cos they're so rare) that they're Croce d'Aune, I'd need to check the pattern of the engraving on the front. If they are Croce d'Aune then they will have a long pull ratio that will feel awful with normal calipers but ok with cantis etc and the Deltas they were intended for.
     
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  11. Specialeyes

    Specialeyes Über Member

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    Just curious - what's the defining characteristic from the photos? AFAIK the main difference between Chorus and Athena is in metal vs plastic bodies - but the only bit of plastic I can see in the pics is the quick release stop which I thought would have been plastic on both? I know it's a common problem with eBay stuff, as I alluded to above, so would love to know what to look out for.
     
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