Classic Cyclists - Italy
Campagnolo Nuovo Record - Rear Derailleur Pat. 79
NOS Campagnolo Nuovo Record Rear Derailleur
The Campagnolo Nuovo Record totally dominated the road racing scene for 16 years - an astonishing feat given that competitive sports usually spur technical innovation.
The Nuovo Record had powerful virtues - it was light, very strongly constructed and well finished. The way the parallelogram loads its pivots means that they do not wear badly. Spare parts were relatively widely available. The pulley wheels used a proper two part bronze bushing system. Despite its outrageous price, these are all important features if you are training for hundreds of miles a week on a tight budget.
It also had its obvious vices. The parallelogram geometry is not optimized for gear changing - Campagnolo was never overly interested in the idea of ‘chain gap’. The Nuovo Record does not like low gears - and it also does not give a precise change with very small cogs at the high gear end. Many was the road race that was lost due to a missed shift into a 13 tooth top cog.
This Rear Derailleur is Pat. 1979
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