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Vintage Components - Campagnolo rear derailleurs

On other pages: Campagnolo front derailleurs | Campagolo shift levers | Campagnolo accessories & small parts

On this page, Campagnolo rear derailleurs: Gran Sport | Nuovo Record | Super Record | Victory 1st generation missing fixed bolt assembly, good for its parts | Gran Turismo

Campagnolo modern rear derailleurs are posted on these pages: Record | Chorus | Centaur | Veloce | Mirage
Vintage Campagnolo rear derailleur spare parts

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Campagnolo Gran Sport rear derailleur. Note, currently we have no chome-plated bronze Gran Sport rear derailleurs in stock.

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

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 derailleur. Used

Eddy Merckx

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

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.

This derailleur can be purchased either of two ways:

#1 with Soma-produced Campagnolo replica pulley wheels for 100.00
#2 with genuine Campagnolo pulley wheels that are cracked for $60.00

  • This derailleur was produced in 1977
  • The first pictures are of the derailleur with the Soma Pulleys.
  • Click here or scroll down to pictures of the derailleur with the cracked Campagnolo pulleys.

Campagnolo rear derailleur

Has there ever been a better-looking derailleur? This is of the derailleur with the Soma pulleys.

ampagnolo Nuovo Record rear derailleur

From the front

Campagnolo Nuovo Record rear derailleur

The pulley cage.

Campagnolo Nuovo Record rear derailleur

From behind

Campagnolo Nuovo Record rear derailleur

And from underneath.

Here is the derailleur mounted with cracked Campagnolo pulley wheels:

Campagnolo Nuovo ecord rear derailleur

Side view

Nuovo Record rear derailleur

From the front

Campagnolo rear derailleur

The back of the derailleur

From behind

Campagnolo rear derailleur

Close-up of the cracked pulley wheels

Nuovo Record rear derailleur

The top of the derailleur with the date stamp.

Campagnolo Super Record rear derailleur, second generation. Lightly used. $275.00

Part# RD-15-01

Factory dated 1984

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.

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

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.

Campagnolo Gran Turismo rear derailleur. Used, $100.00

It is said that Campagnolo developed this extravagant, wide-range rear derailleur at the invitation of the Schwinn Bicycle Company. Schwinn had been moderately successful selling touring bikes and wanted a set of derailleurs that would handle the wide gear range they envisioned for their bikes.

Campagnolo developed the Gran Turismo using the Valentino changer as a starting point. The result, first shown at the 1970 Paris Bike Show, was an extraordinary, rugged, eye-catching deralleur. If you ever see one, you will not forget it. There are far better shifting touring derailleurs, but none are as rugged nor as visually appealing as the Gran Turismo.

Schwinn used the Gran Turismo until it decided to use a Schwinn-branded version of the Shimano Crane GS.

The Gran Turismo was made to handle a 13-36 rear & 36-54 front sprocket range.

Campagnolo Gran Turismo rear derailleur

Here's the Gran Turismo as shown in Campagnolo's Catalog 17a, dated 1975.

Campagnolo Gran Turismo rear derailleur

A little scuffed, but it's still ready to make your bike a standout.

Campagnolo Gran Turismo

From the back.

Gran Turismo front derailleur

And from the front