Re: [CR]Dating early Record FD


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Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2008 09:29:51 -0400
From: George Allen <jgallen@lexairinc.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Dating early Record FD
References: <000901c8d1f5$1b607c80$0401010a@int.irl.cri.nz>
In-Reply-To: <000901c8d1f5$1b607c80$0401010a@int.irl.cri.nz>


Mark,

That's a helluva an add-on. To me it looks like a first generation Record front changer. It has no slot for cable access as the later ones did. Also, it has the screw-retained chrome-plated bronze pivot arms. The later versions had nothing or circlips. And it has the built-in cable stop. You don't see many of those on Ebay. What do you Campy experts say? Late 1950's/ Early 1960's?

George Allen Lexington, Kentucky USA

Mark Battley wrote:
>Hi again from down under - I'd appreciate some help dating what seems to be an
>early (1960s?) Record front derailleur. It came as an addon to a purchase of a
>Pat 70 NR Rear, but it may be older?
>
>It is identical to this:
>http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Market_highs/camp_fd_bronzearm.htm
>- Chrome arm
>- Both pivot points on the clamp have slotted head screws
>- Has a cable stop as part of the alloy clamp part
>
>According to
>http://www.velo-retro.com/tline.html
>The arms "later changed to aluminum", but it doesn't seem to say when...
>
>Any suggestions?
>
>Thanks,
>
>Mark Battley
>Auckland, New Zealand