Non-Ergo non-carbon Campy brake levers



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Donald Gillies

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kwalters <[email protected]> writes:

>Does (Did) Campy make brake levers other than Record
>that are non-Ergo (non-carbon) and have a caliper QR?

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non-Ergo with lever QR => no, i believe. carbon/aluminum it doesn't matter.

Happily, you can buy cheap Chorus aluminum levers on ebay for much
less than $130, i believe. Alternately, you could buy some weinmann
levers (hoods are much easier to find) that have QR's for like $10 on
ebay. They might be a little touchey (centerpull levers must pull the
wire farther to stop the bike), but they have the best self-resetting
QR in history.

- Don Gillies
San Diego, CA
 
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kwalters

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Does (Did) Campy make brake levers other than Record
that are non-Ergo non-carbon and have a caliper QR? If so, a retailer?
I hate to spend $130 just to be able to use the dual-pivot calipers I
just
bought.

Thanks. Ken
 
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Paul Kopit

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On Thu, 27 May 2004 14:05:57 -0700, kwalters <[email protected]>
wrote:

>Does (Did) Campy make brake levers other than Record
>that are non-Ergo non-carbon and have a caliper QR? If so, a retailer?
>I hate to spend $130 just to be able to use the dual-pivot calipers I
>just
>bought.
>
>Thanks. Ken


If you'd like, I'll take all the shifting part out of a set of 8sp
levers and sell the brake levers to you for $50. A better solution is
to get an inline cable adjuster for any brake. I think I have a set
of Dia Compe levers that have a release in the lever in the garage
too.
 
S

slug

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On 5/27/04 4:05 PM, in article [email protected], "kwalters"
<[email protected]> wrote:

> Does (Did) Campy make brake levers other than Record
> that are non-Ergo non-carbon and have a caliper QR? If so, a retailer?
> I hate to spend $130 just to be able to use the dual-pivot calipers I
> just bought.


One of my roommates just put a lever like that on a bike, though it doesn't
seem to have a model name, so I have no idea what group it's from or how old
it is.. It doesn't seem to be working so great either for that matter, but I
don't know where it came from, so perhaps someone took it apart once and
reassembled it wrong.

My point is, a Campagnolo road brake lever with no shift controls and with a
QR button does exist. The position of the QR roughly corresponds to those on
current Campy stuff, so you could poke around on eBay and look at the
pictures..

Have fun..

Y.
 
D

Dan Daniel

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On Thu, 27 May 2004 14:05:57 -0700, kwalters <[email protected]>
wrote:

>Does (Did) Campy make brake levers other than Record
>that are non-Ergo non-carbon and have a caliper QR? If so, a retailer?
>I hate to spend $130 just to be able to use the dual-pivot calipers I
>just
>bought.
>
>Thanks. Ken


If you can't find a campy one, Shimano made at least one model with a
quick release built in- Exage. For example (Great Britain seller)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=16143&item=3679395056&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW
 
kwalters <[email protected]> wrote:
> Does (Did) Campy make brake levers other than Record
> that are non-Ergo non-carbon and have a caliper QR? If so, a retailer?
> I hate to spend $130 just to be able to use the dual-pivot calipers I
> just
> bought.


> Thanks. Ken


I built a Chorus bike in '88 (or so) that had this. The levers had a push
button on the side that released the calipers and the cables could be routed
either from the top or from the rear along the bars (a little white plug
was supplied to cover the hole in the top of the white hoods.)

I forget what they called the caliper design but they had a split side
and the other side's arm fit through the split. IIRC, this was when
Record had the Delta calipers.

Of course, I tried to suffer through the original Synchro II nightmare.
Finally gave up and went back to Superbe Pro.
 
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Qui si parla Campagnolo

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kwalters-<< Does (Did) Campy make brake levers other than Record
that are non-Ergo non-carbon and have a caliper QR? >><BR><BR>

Yes, until 1999, when they introduced the carbon ones. Metal levers, with a QR,
made since 1984. First used with Deltas.

Really rare tho.

Peter Chisholm
Vecchio's Bicicletteria
1833 Pearl St.
Boulder, CO, 80302
(303)440-3535
http://www.vecchios.com
"Ruote convenzionali costruite eccezionalmente bene"
 
J

James Thomson

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<[email protected]> wrote:

> I forget what they called the caliper design but they had a
> split side and the other side's arm fit through the split.


"Monoplanar"

James Thomson
 
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Father Time

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slug

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On 5/28/04 7:58 AM, in article [email protected],
"Qui si parla Campagnolo" <[email protected]> wrote:

> kwalters-<< Does (Did) Campy make brake levers other than Record
> that are non-Ergo non-carbon and have a caliper QR? >><BR><BR>
>
> Yes, until 1999, when they introduced the carbon ones. Metal levers, with a
> QR,
> made since 1984. First used with Deltas.
>
> Really rare tho.


That makes it really strange that my roommate John has stumbled across 2
pair of these. He's willing to sell the extra pair, though the levers are
incomplete: the strap, bolt, and nut for fastening to the handlebar are
missing..

e-mail me outside the NG if you want to buy 'em. John'll probably take any
offer.

Once I find my camera, I'll take a picture and link to it from here in case
anyone can identify the levers more precisely..

cheers.
y.
 

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