With the C-Record groupset, Campagnolo also introduced the aero seat posts. So how do you distinguish first (left) from second (right) generation?
1983-1986, first generation C-Record seat post
Note: In 83 the C-Record parts were only available for exposition bikes and professional riders)
There are three main elements that distinguishes this first generation from its younger brother:
- The little rim right below the aero part
- The inscription. This first generation seat post reads “limit” while the second generation has “made in italy……limit”
- The chromed bolt and washer
One other thing: on the side it has casted a number in it, in my case it is “5”. I believe it is the date stamp since our 4th gen Super Record seat post hast this same 5 casted into the metal. I might be wrong, so shoot a comment if you wise men out there. If someone has a seat post with a 3,4 or 6 stamped into it, please let us know!
1986-97, second generation C-Record seat post
In 1986, the little rim disappeared and Campagnolo stopped using the chromed bolt and washer.
Failures are the same as the 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation Super Record seat posts. Check our Super Record seat post comparison here.