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Vintage Components - Campagnolo shift levers

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Campagnolo fingertip friction (barcon) shifters. $60.00

These have become quite rare, the classic Campagnolo friction fingertip shifters that fit at the end of the handlebars. It's hard to date these, but we're guessing mid-1960s to early-1970s. Ours still have the original rubber covers to complete that classic look.

Campagnolo fingertip shifters

To install, the lever is removed from the body to expose an Allen socket that expands the plug to sit tightly in the handlebar end. The cable must be installed in the lever at this point, the the lever is reassembled and the friction tension adjusted.

Campagnolo Gran Sport down tube clamp-on shift levers.

We have two sets of these classic down-tube shift levers dating from the 1950s: Set 1 | Set 2

Set 1:

Simple and perfectly designed. These clamp-on down-tube friction shifters are from the 1950s. We're guessing 1955-56, but we can't be sure. Used, $45.00

Campagolo down tube shift levers

It's all there and ready to complete a vintage bike

Campagnolo Gran Sport downtube shifters

This shot shows that there is some rust on the clamp

Set 2:

A lovely set, in terrific condition. We're guessing they date from the late 1950s. Note the word "guess". Used, $45.00

Campagnolo gran sport shifters

This set is in great condition with just a touch of cracking on the chrome clamp.

Campagnolo Gran Sport shift levers

Back view. That is paint, not rust, on the center of the inside of the clamp.

Campagnolo Valentino downtube shifters with cable housing stops - $25.00

We date these levers from the late 1970s. Campagnolo used the same lever arms on its entire line, only the hardware changed. In this case, the frame clamps and knurled tensioning nuts. There are cable housing stops, so if a restoration project requires cable housing all the way up to the levers, these levers will do the job. But bare cables can also be used.

Campagnolo Velentino shift levers

These levers made it through the decades in great condition.

Campagnolo Valentino shift levers

Back view of the levers