Re: [CR]Campy Chainhanger Question

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Date: Mon, 20 May 2002 20:04:15 -0700
From: Chuck Schmidt <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Campy Chainhanger Question
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Brad Stockwell wrote:
> Could someone repeat a brief history of the Campy chainhanger?
> I guess my recollection is that this thing came out very briefly in '79 or
> so on frames with extra rear dropout spacing to accomodate the rear part
> hanger, and that the drilled dropouts that went with 'em hung on for awhile
> after that, albeit on bikes that did not have the extra spacing. Is that
> correct?
> Anybody know what year they came out, and when the holes in the rear
> dropouts finally went away?

Here's the pertinent year from the Timeline: 1979 -- 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, single bolt Nuovo Super Record seat post, Record front derailleur with four holes (later to be three) in cage, straight-band clamp (later to revert to traditional pointed-band clamp), short Nuovo Record dropouts without eyelets (drilled and taped for chain holder), chain holder with accompanying control lever and trigger, and fixing shoe-plate for pedals. Tullio Campagnolo is appointed to the Cavaliere del Lavoro (Italy's highest honor to a businessman) by the President of the Italian republic.

As to the question of when the mounting holes in the dropouts went away. No way to determine that one as there would be old stocks of dropouts to be used up as they were needed. Probably still plenty of them out there as a matter of fact.

Chuck Schmidt SoPas, SoCal (Campagnolo Timeline)