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Vintage Components - Campagnolo shift levers

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Campagnolo fingertip friction (barcon) shifters. $60.00

Part# SL-20

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 1950s down tube clamp-on shift levers.

We have three sets of these classic down-tube shift levers dating from the 1950s: Set 1 | Set 2 | Set 3

Set 1:

Part# SL-01

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:

Part# SL-02

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.

Set 3:

Part# SL-01-03

We've overhauled and cleaned these levers as well as touched up some of the black areas with paint.

We're guessing they date from the late 1950s. Note the word "guess". Used, $45.00

Gran Sport downtube shift levers

From the front.

Gran Sport downtube shift levers

And from the back

Campagnolo Record/Nuovo Record "later version" downtube friction shifters.

We date these to the mid-1980s. They don't have cable housing stops nor the "Vicenza" city embossed. They are smooth with sunken "Campagnolo" on the levers.

We have two sets: Set 1| Set 2

Campagnolo Record Downtube shifter set # 1. Used $35.00

This set is in wonderful condition. And, you can mount it on either a bike with brazed-on shifter bosses or one without. The levers have the hardware for braze-ons and we're tossing in a downtube shifter clamp (minus the nut and bolt).

Campagnolo Record downtube shifters

Clamp-on or braze-on

Record downtube shifters

And from the bottom

Campagnolo Record downtube shifter set #2. used $25.00

Campagnolo downtube shifters

These 1980s shifters have the "Campagnolo" name sunken into the levers.

Campagnolo shifters

The steel hardware does have some rust.

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 on these sets, 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.

We have two sets: Shifter set #1 | Shifter set #2

Shifter set 1:

Part# SL-03-01

Campagnolo Velentino shift levers

These levers made it through the decades in great condition.

Campagnolo Valentino shift levers

Back view of the levers

Shifter set 2:

Part# SL-03-02

Campagnolo Valentino downtube shifter

These levers come with the Campagnolo cables, which are in great condition

Valentino shifter

Close up, showing the good condition of the mounting band's chrome.

Valentino downtube shifters

And from the back

Campagnolo 8-Speed Ergopower levers, 1st generation, 1992. Used, $249.99

Part# SL-20

This is the first generation of Campagnolo Ergopower levers. We date them to the year of their introduction, 1992. They are 8-speed and must be used with the Campagnolo dedicated 8-speed derailleurs and cogsets. This production is easy to spot because of their brake levers which terminate is a thicker end. In 1993 the levers were re-designed to a thinner taper. The later levers also had a lightly serrated grip surface while these original 1992s have smooth brake levers.

The internal shifter detents are still in fine shape, so the shifting is still "crisp".

Campagnolo Ergo levers

The levers are in great shape. No tears on the hoods.

Campagnolo Ergopower levers

The lever profiles allow us to positively date them.

Camapgnolo Ergopower levers

But they are used. There are a few lever scratches and the aluminum body has had some scratches painted in.