Help needed: Dura ace down tube lever compatibility

Location
Brussels
I am looking to fit 1st generation Dura Ace shifters to a bike. The current down tube braze-ons are Campagnolo and I am lead to believe that the Dura Ace levers will not fit.

However, a thread on a US forum suggest that if you take apart a pair of band on levers these will fit the Campagnolo Braze-ons. Does anyone know if this is the case?

many thanks
 

midlife

Guru
First gen should fit. A few years later Shimano tried to set a new standard in downtube shifter boss size..... That never took off lol

All first gen Dura Ace levers (black and silver) came as band on out of the factory.
 

midlife

Guru
I'm going back 44 odd years but can't remember if the square backing plate for the campag levers is needed.....

Campagnolo_Victory_Friction_Shifter_Set_07.jpg
 

fossyant

Ride It Like You Stole It!
Location
South Manchester
So long as they aren't 7400 series. That's only compatible with 7400 series mechs, unless you switch to friction.

<< 7400 looks like my avatar - a blue/grey colour.
 

mikeymustard

Veteran
Yes, black 1st gen is the mutt's! Got a pair of calipers somewhere, never did get round to collecting the set :rolleyes:
 
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