Nuovo Record brake levers

Here we are again with the ultimate comparison list of all the Campagnolo Nuovo Record brake levers from 1968 until their very end in 1987.

First generation ’68-’72

Note that the left lever has been polished and does not have the original finish anymore

  • typical round cable entry at the bottom
  • non anodised lever body (photos show corrosion, also Gran Sport levers will not have an anodised body)
  • looooong reach
  • zink plated bar clamps (idem to Gran Sport)
  • the only period correct levers for the rare “no logo” record brakes from 1968
  • flatter “tip” (see 6th photo)
  • logo stamped extremely close near the top of the lever
  • not rare but very desirable
  • brown globe logo hoods

Second gen ’73-mid ’78

This set has been pantographed, this is not how they came out of the factory

  • same long reach as first gen
  • anodized body (sweat from rider’s hands affected the lever bodies)
  • slightly different anodisation technique
  • U-shaped cable entry
  • chromed bar clamp
  • logo stamped high on the lever
  • brown globe logo hoods

Fun fact: there was a short reach version for people with small hands. There aren’t many of these around, I’ve only seen one set on the internet.

Third gen ’78-’85

  • short reach (for the ‘piccolo’ brakes)
  • logo stamped a bit lower than before
  • hard anodized body
  • ’78-’81 brown globe logo hoods, starting from 1982 all Campagnolo levers got the ‘shield logo’ lever hoods

Fourth gen ’85-’87?

Might be ’86, nobody exaclty knows when Campagnolo exactly ceased production of Nuovo Record. Super Record production ended in 1987.

  • rare
  • shield logo bar clamp (new design like C-Record with hex key
  • no brev. camp stamped in the cable bushing
  • short reach
  • bronw shield logo hoods

Comparison of 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th

 

 

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