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Vintage Components - Campagnolo rear derailleurs

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Campagnolo Gran Sport rear derailleurs, probably early 1960s. Both $130.00

Gran Sport rear derailleur with steel pulleys | Gran Sport rear derailleur with nylon pulleys | Nuovo Gran Sport rear derailleur

The Campagnolo Gran Sport derailleur was Tullio Campagnolo's brilliant application of the deforming parallelogram rear derailleur design. He didn't invent it, he just did it better than anyone else. Because of that superiority, it became the professional racer's derailleur of choice. Though there were several early designs, even one with two cables, the one shown in the Daniel Rebour drawing below is the definitive design. The Gran Sport came out in 1953 and was made until it was replaced by the aluminum Nuovo Record in 1967. An updated version of the Gran Sport, called "Record", was produced starting in 1963 and was manufactured until sometime in the 1970s.

Both the Gran Sport and that original Record rear derailleurs were made of chrome-plated bronze.

Campagnolo Gran Sport rear derailleur

Famed cycle illustrator Daniel Rebour's drawing of the Gran Sport rear changer


Gran Sport rear derailleur with steel pulley wheels and hanger. Chrome-plated bronze. used $130.00

Part# RD-01-01

Campagnolo Gran Sport rear derailleur

State of the art in its time. Still a wonderful, complex piece of cycling art. With the frame hanger, you can use this on a vintage frame that doesn't have a dropout with an integral hanger.

Campagnolo Gran Sport rear derailleur

The back side shows some rust. The wheels have ball bearings.

Campagnolo Gran Sport rear derailleur

Where the action is. It's all there and in wonderful condition


Gran Sport rear derailleur with nylon pulleys. Chrome-plated bronze. used $130.00

Part# RD-01-02

Campagnolo Gran Sport rear derailleur

Though in wonderful condition, it does have cracked pulley wheels, which probably replaced the original steel pulleys.

Campagnolo Gran Sport rear derailleur

Side view of this historic piece of cycling history

Campagnolo Gran Sport rear derailleur

Back view. Note the engraving that says the derailleur is designed to work on freewheel cogs from 14 up to 26 teeth (denti)


Campagnolo Nuovo Gran Sport rear derailleur. $55.00

Part# RD-02

The Nuovo Gran Sport rear derailleur was produced from 1974 to 1985. It had the same geometry as the Nuovo Record and performed identically. It just didn't have the same high level of finish. Ours must have been made in the 1980s, given the adjusting screw protectors. Also, it has red anodized Bullseye sealed-bearing pulleys for less friction. Ours is in great condition and is perfect for that pro or semi-pro Italian bike restoration.

Campagnolo Nuovo Gran Sport rear derailleur

More than 30 years old, yet still in wonderful condition.

Side view

Side view


Campagnolo Nuovo Record rear derailleurs

We have several, sorted by year of production: 1973 | 1974 | 1979 | 1981 | 1984

This may well be the most famous derailleur in the history of cycling, the Campagnolo Nuovo Record. When Campagnolo released this beautiful piece of machinery in 1967, it replaced the Gran Sport as the derailleur of choice for racing cyclists around the world. It is light, simple, incredibly strong and reliable. This was the derailleur of Eddy Merckx in his prime.

Eddy Merckx


1973 Campagnolo Nuovo Record rear derailleur: used, $70.00

Part# RD-05

Eddy Merckx in the 1969 Giro d'Italia using a Campagnolo Nuovo Record rear derailleur just like the one pictured below.

Campagnolo rear derailleur

Campagnolo Nuovo Record rear derailleur in lovely condition

Campagnolo rear derailleur

Ours was made in 1973

Campganolo Nuovo Record rear derailleur

Despite its age, it's in wonderful condition.


1974 Nuovo Record rear derailleur. used, $50.00

Part# RD-06

Campagnolo nuovo record rear derailleur

And here's a Nuovo Record rear derailleur made in 1974

Campagnolo 974 Nuovo Record rear derailleur

And the date stamp, also showing its lovely condition

Campagnolo Nuovo Record rear derailleur

Well, it's a flawed masterpiece. It has a cracked jockey wheel.


1979 Nuovo Record rear derailleur.

We have two: '79 NR rear derailleurs #1 | #2

Here's '79 Nuovo Record No 1. Used. $50.00

Though it is well-used, it has lots more miles left in it.

Campagnolo Nuovo Record rear derailleur

The pulleys show it has had a lot of use. And there is some rust on the steel parts. There are after-market pulley replacements. Let us know if you'd like us to take care of that for you. And the parallelogram is still tight. It will shift precisely.

Campagnolo Nuovo Record rear derailleur

From the back.

Campagnolo Nuovo Record rear derailleur

Another close-up.


Here's derailleur 2. It's in terrific condition. Used. $80.00

Part# RD-07-02

Campagnolo read nuovo record derailleur

Everything looks to be in top-notch condition. The jockey wheels show very little use.

Campagnolo Nuovo Record rear erailleur

From the back

Campagnolo Nuovo Record rear derailleur

It's nice that Campagnolo makes it easy for us to date their rear Nuovo Record derailleurs


1981 Nuovo Record rear derailleur. Used, $80.00

Part# RD-08

Campagnolo Nuovo Record 1981 rear derailleur

The first sign of rough use or crashing is a scuffed-up fixing bolt. No sign of mis-use here, this one looks great

1981 Campagnolo Nuovo Record rear derailleur

The production year is clearly stamped

Campagnolo Nuovo Record rear derailleur

It does have a cracked pulley wheel


1984 Nuovo Record rear derailleur. Used, $80.00

Part# RD-09

Campagnolo Nuovo Record rear derailleur

Almost no use. In beautiful condition

Campagnolo Nuovo Record rear derailleur

From the back it looks just as good. No spoke scratching on the inner cage.

Campagnolo Nuovo Record rear derailleur

The business end

Campagnolo Nuovo Record rear derailleur

The top, showing the year stamp


Campagnolo Super Record rear derailleur, second generation.

We have two: Super Record #1 | #2

The first generation of Super Record rear derailleurs were simply Nuovo Record derailleurs with titanium bolts (the two large allen bolts and later the pulley bolts) and black anodized top and bottom pivots. They were (officially) produced from 1974 to 1979. On rare occasions, Super Record rears with earlier date stamps show up.

A second generation of the Super Record rear derailleur came out in 1982. The cage was redesigned to give better shifting on the larger rear cogs and the top pivot allowed the derailleur to swing father forward, giving more chain wrap on the small cogs.

On second generation Super Records the Campagnolo name was now silk-screened on the derailleur rather than cast in the arm.

Until this model came out, Campagnolo rear derailleurs were rebuildable The parallelogram spring had been held in place with a removable bolt. The pivot pins could be punched out and replaced, though re-pinned Campy derailleurs never seemed to work as well as new ones. With this model derailleur, the spring was held in place with a permanent pivot pin.

Super Record rear derailleur #1: Lightly used. $275.00

Part# RD-15-01

Factory dated 1984

Campagnolo Super Record rear derailleur

A few minor scratches, but a look at the pulleys shows this derailleur has had little use.

Campagnolo Super Record rear derailleur

Back view

Campagnolo Super Record rear derailleur

Another view of the back of the derailleur

Super Record rear derailleur #2: lightly used. $300.00

Part# RD-15-02

Factory dated 1984. Campagnolo part number 4001.

During the production of this model, Campagnolo switched back and forth between glossy and matte finishes. This one has a matte finish.

Campagnolo Super Record rear derailleur

Though there are some scratches on the outside top of the cage, this derailleur is in terrific condition.

Campagnolo Super Record rear derailleur

The back side. The wheels show very little wear.


Campagnolo Victory rear derailleur, 1st generation. Lightly used, $100.00

Part# RD-30

We also have one suitable for parts

In the mid 1980s Campagnolo came out with two new component lines, Triumph and Victory. Victory was positioned just below C-Record. C-Record was Campy's top-of-the-line professional parts group.

This is a first-generation Victory rear derailleur, made about 1985. Later versions can be told by the "Campagnolo" stamping in the main pivot bolts. The bolts on our example are smooth chrome.

For a fixed parallelogram derailleur, super shifting quality could be achieved with a Victory derailleur, especially on closer ratio freewheels. The mounting pivot stop can be adjusted, allowing the derailleur's angle to be set. This allows the mechanic to achieve the optimum distance of the jockey wheel from the freewheel.

Campagnolo Victory components had a lovely mirror finish and ours is in great condition.

Campagnolo Vicotry rear derailleur

Here's a good close-up

Campagnolo Victory rear derailleur

View of the derailleur's back. That back steel piece at the top pivot is the adjustable stop that can be set to optimize shifting according to the dropout angle and freewheel size.


Campagnolo Victory rear derailleur, 1st generation, missing fixing bolt assembly, for parts. used $30.00

Part# RD-30-02

This derailleur is missing the frame fixing bolt and the notched upper pivot bushing that allows the mechanic to adjust the derailleur's angle on the frame.

It is in otherwise good condition.

Campagnolo Victory rear derailleur

It's all there except for the pivot assembly. Lots of good repair parts here. Or, if you have the pivot parts on a worn derailleur, this is perfect.

Campagnolo Victory reaer derailleur

And from the back.