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Vintage Components - Campagnolo rear derailleurs

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On this page, Campagnolo rear derailleurs: Gran Sport | Nuovo Record


Campagnolo Gran Sport rear derailleur, probably early 1960s. Chrome-plated bronze. $130.00

Gran Sport rear derailleur | 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 here is the definitive design. It came out in 1953 and was made until it was replaced by the Nuovo Record in 1967.

Campagnolo Gran Sport rear derailleur

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

Campagnolo Gran Sport rear derailleur

And here is the one we have for sale. Though in wonderful condition, it does have cracked pulley wheels

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

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 | 1981

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: $70.00

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. $50.00

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.


1981 Nuovo Record rear derailleur. $80.00

Campagnolo Nuovo Record 1981 rear derailleur

The first sign of rough use or crashing is a scuffed-up fixing bolt. 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