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Vintage Components - Campagnolo Brakes

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On this page: New Record Delta Brakes | Nuovo Record sidepull brakesets | Nuovo Record brake levers | Mirage monoplaner caliper set & single caliper

Until Campagnolo set the world on its ear with it Record sidepull brakes in 1968, high-performance brakes were centerpull. The most notable centerpull was the Mafac Racer, made famous by five-time Tour de France winner Jacques Anquetil.

Since then, Campagnolo brakes have been sought-after works of functional art.


Campagnolo Record Delta Brakeset, new in the box. $1,000.00

Part# BR-01

You can see these distinctive, beautiful brakes from a million miles away. Campagnolo introduced these brakes in 1984, but did not make them available to the public until 1986.

The internal actuating mechanism hidden by the "Delta" triangular cover is interesting. It is a hinged parallelogram that increases the brake lever's mechanical advantage the closer the pads come to the rim. In other words as the pads come together, the calipers have more leverage.

Our set is very rare, a new-in-the-box brakeset. Never mounted. Ever.

Campagnolo Delta brakes

The Record Deltas have hidden springs, making for a flawless appearance.

Campagnolo Delta Brakes

New in the box, beautiful, ready for your dream bike.

Campagnolo Delta brakes

Even the backs of these brakes are a joy to look at. Note, the original cables are in the box.


Campagnolo Nuovo Record sidepull brakeset, part #2040, standard reach calipers.

When Campagnolo introduced its sidepull brakes in 1968, every serious bikie had to have a set. They had thick, stiff forged arms that delivered just enough mechanical advantage to supplant the still more powerful center-pull brakes serious riders then used. And, Campagnolo solved the age-old problem of keeping sidepull brakes centered with its star washer (two on the front caliper).

Though they were far and away the best, they were expensive. Many production pro bikes of the era would keep the final retail price down on an otherwise full-Campangolo bike by using Universal or Weinmann brakes.

We have two sets: Set 1 is made according to 1969 specs | Set 2 is made to 1978 specs

Campagnolo Nuovo Record Brakeset #1 Used. $350.00

Part# BR-05-02

Standard reach, nutted center bolts. The rear caliper has a nyloc fixing nut. This brakeset is being sold without lever hoods, but after-market Campagnolo compatible hoods are available. Please let us know if you want us to supply these brakes with hoods.

This brakeset was made between 1969 and 1978, according to the 1969 specs. We can't date them any closer than that.

The calipers have had little use. The levers are from another set, but are also in great condition

Campagnolo Nuovo Rcord brakeset

Ready to ride. Again, upon request we can supply this brakeset with lever hoods.

Camapgnolo Nuovo Record brake calipers

The calipers from the front.

Campagnolo brake calipers

And from the back.

Campagnolo levers

And a close-up of the levers.

Campagolo Nuovo Record Brake set #2. Barely used. $400.00

Part# BR-05

Nutted center bolts, nyloc fixing nuts. Standard reach calipers have a reach of 50mm to 65mm from the center of the center bolt.

These brakes have domed quick-release levers on the calipers and coated brake shoe wheel guides, allowing them to conform to the U.S. Government CPSC rules. That makes them 1978 production or later. The brake levers have the "shield-winged wheels" logo. We're guessing this is a set produced about 1985.

Take a close look at the photos below. Our set is in stunning condition.

Campagnolo Nuovo Record brakeset

This has to be one of the finest pieces of bicycle component design in the history of the bicycle.

Campagnolo Nuovo Record brake calipers

Ready to mount on that vintage bicycle you're putting together.

Campagnolo Nuovo Record brakeset lever

Full disclosure: One of the hoods has a small tear.


Campagnolo Nuovo Record brake levers.

Set 1 (for parts) | Set 2 | Set 3

Campagnolo Record brake levers, 1st generation, for parts only. used $100.00

These levers are from the first run of Campagnolo brakes in 1968. They can be identified because the front vertical "Campagnolo" engraved on the levers is closer to the top of the lever. And, in the back there is a hole rather than a "U"-shaped opening to feed the cable into the lever.

These levers are not operational. They are being sold for their parts to repair other levers. The screw that secures the pivot shaft is missing on one lever. Also, one lever has a replacement 10mm nut rather than the stock 8mm nut that is used to tighten the lever to the bars.

Campagnolo Record repair levers

Levers from the first year of brake production, can be used for parts.

Nuovo Record levers

The levers from the other side

Nuovo record levers

Inside the levers, The one on the right is missing the screw that secures the pivot shaft and has a non-stock 10mm nut

Campagnolo Record brake levers. used $125.00

Record lever set #2

We date these levers to the late 1970s or early 1980s.

We can supply after-market lever hoods for these levers. If you are interested, please ask.

Campagnolo Nuovo Record brake levers

Wonderful condition. And hoods are available.

Campagnolo Nuovo Record brake levers

And from the side.

Campagnolo Record brake levers. used $125.00

Record lever set #3

We date these levers to the late 1970s or early 1980s.

We can supply after-market lever hoods for these levers. If you are interested, please ask.

Campagnolo Nuovo Record brake levers

A few scratches, but in generally good condition

Campagnolo Nuovo Record brake levers

From the side

Campagnolo Nuovo Record braqke levers

And from the other side.


Campagnolo Mirage monoplaner brake calipers. used $50.00

We also have a single front/rear caliper

Part# BR-09

These calipers were produced in the early to mid-1990s.

This was Campagnolo's most advanced single-pivot design, used in Chorus, Athena, Veloce and Mirage calipers. In 1994 Campagnolo began producing dual-pivot calipers and slowly integrated them into the whole line. By 1998 all Campagnolo calipers were dual pivot.

The monoplaner design had a lot going for it. The forces were centered in a single plane on the pivot, instead of having them slightly offset as in normal single-pivot side pulls

This pair is short-reach, 39mm - 49mm

Mirage monoplaner calipers

They still have their factory original HPB Comp brake pads. The front caliper's adjusting barrel has lost its anodization.

Campagnolo Mirage monoplaner calipers

From the back.

Campagnolo Mirage caliper

Close-up of the front caliper showing the HPB pads and the fine condition of the screened logo and model name.

Mirage monoplaner front/rear caliper. used $30.00

Part# BR-09-02

Because the centerbolt is completely threaded, this caliper can be used as it is, an incassio-front brake. Or the bolt can be shortened and used as a rear caliper.

Mirage caliper

This can be either a front or rear caliper

Campagnolo Mirage caliper

From the back. Pardon the yellow wire, it's keeping the adjusting barrel in place until it is mounted on a bike.