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Vintage Components - Campagnolo downtube and fingertip shift levers

On this page: Campagnolo friction fingertip shifters | 8-speed index/friction fingertip shifters | Gran Sport 1950s down tube clamp-on shifters | NR 1014 "earlier version" clamp-on shifters | NR 1014 earlier version modified clamp-on shifters | 1980s NR/SR clamp-on downtube shifters | 1980s NR/SR braze-on downtube shifters | Valentino downtube levers | Rubber downtube shift lever covers | C-Record downtube retro-friction levers | Synchro II 6-speed braze-on downtube | Synchro II 8-speed braze-on downtube | C-Record 8-speed Syncro II shifters

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

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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, then the lever is reassembled and the friction tension adjusted.


Campagnolo 8-speed index/friction fingertip (barcon) shifters. New, $450.00

Part# 70355

  • The right (rear) shifter can be set to either 8-speed index or friction.

Campagnolo 8-speed fingertips shifters

All new and all there.

Campagnolo fingertip shifters

Close-up of the levers

Campagnolo fingertip shifters

And the levers flipped over


Campagnolo Gran Sport 1950s 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:

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.


Campagnolo Nuovo Record 1014 "earlier version" downtube clamp-on shifters. Used, $50.00/set

Though various versions of this lever set were produced from 1967 into the 1980s, We can date it a bit more closely. This set has cable housing stops, which were discontinued sometime in 1977.

Campagnolo shift levers'

One lever is intentionally mounted backwards to show both sides.

NR downtube shifters

Here's the set turned around.

Campagnolo shifters

Side view

Campagnolo shifters

The other side


Campagnolo Nuovo Record 1014 "earlier version" cut-down & bent downtube clamp-on shifters. Used, $30.00/set

Though various versions of this lever set were produced from 1967 into the 1980s, We can date it a bit more closely. This set has cable housing stops, which were discontinued sometime in 1977.

Campagnolo shifters

From this picture it is easy to see that the "Campagnolo" portion of the clamp band has been cut down. Less easy to discern is that the levers have been bent upwards.

Campagnolo shift levers

From the back the bend in the levers is easier to see.

Nuovo Record gear shifters

Side view makes everything clear.

Nuovo Record shift levers

Here's the other side.


Campagnolo Nuovo Record/Super Record "later version" downtube clamp-on friction shifters.

We date this set 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: #1 | #2

Campagnolo Nuovo Record/Super Record "later version" downtube clamp-on friction shifters #1. Pristine, $60.00

Nuovo Record clamp-on shifters

It would be hard to find a set in nicer condition

Nuovo Record shifters

And just as nice flipped over.

Campagnolo Nuovo Record/Super Record "later version" downtube clamp-on friction shifters #2. Used, $60.00

  • One wingnut has a replacement washer.

Campagnolo shifters

Still looking good after all these years.

Campagnolo shifters

From the back

Nuovo Record shifters

Side view

Campagnolo shift levers

Here's the other side


Campagnolo NR/SR 1013 braze-on "later version" downtube shifters levers. Used, $60.00/set

  • Our NR/SR shifter set #10.
  • Campagnolo parts #1013/5N & 1013/6N (left lever is "5N" & right lever is "6N").
  • Produced 1984 - 1987
  • These are different from pre-1984 versions. They don't have the "Vicenza" city name embossed. They are smooth with sunken "Campagnolo" on the levers.

Campagnolo Braze-on shifters

Here are all the shifter parts laid out.

Campagnolo braze-on shifters

Are are the shifter assembled and ready for mounting.


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.

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


Rubber shift lever covers. New

These are for the classic friction downtube shift levers like those posted above.

We have them in Black | Blue | Grey

Black Rubber shift lever covers. New, $50.00/set

Campagnolo rubber shifter covers

Side one

Campagnolo shifter covers

And the same covers flipped over.

Blue Rubber shift lever covers. New, $50.00/set

Campagnolo shifter covers

Grey Rubber shift lever covers. New, $50.00/set

Campagnolo Shifter covers

Grey goes with everything

Campagnolo Rubber shifter covers

And the grey covers flipped over


C-Record retro-friction braze-on downtube shift levers. Used

  • These levers were released by Campagnolo in 1985.
  • Retrofriction levers have a clutch spring that give no resistance as the lever is pulled against the derailleur's spring. The rider's only effort while pulling on the lever is against the derailleur return spring. When pushing the lever back down, the clutch-spring offers mild resistance. Shifting is accurate and almost effortless.

We have two sets: #1 | #2

C-Record retro-friction braze-on downtube shift levers set #1. Used, $200.00/set

Campagnolo Retrofriction levers

The way you'll see them when they are mounted on your bike.

Campagnolo Retrofriction levers

Another view of the lever tops.

Campagnolo Retrofriction levers

The backs of the levers

Retrofriction levers

Some of the insides

Campagnolo Retrofriction levers

And the same levers flipped over

C-Record retro-friction braze-on downtube shift levers set #2. Used, $200.00/set

Retro-friction shift levers

Of course, beautifull finished.

Retro-friction shift levers

Turned over. In lovely condition

Campagnolo Retro-friction shift levers

Here are the levers turned over.


Synchro II 6-speed braze-on downtube shift levers. Used, $60.00

  • Cleaned and overhauled.
  • It uses a yellow Synchro insert
  • We have no more stock of extra Synchro inserts. If you have your own insert that you would like us to install in these levers, we can do it for a $50.00 labor charge.
  • They can be converted to friction by removing the springs. How to do it is posted here. Plus a wealth of information on working on Syncho shift levers can be found here.

Synchro 2 levers

Cleaned and overhauled

Synchro 2 shift levers

Typical beautiful Campagnolo finish.

Synchro 2 levers

The insides

Synchro 2 shifters

The right lever flipped over

Synchro 2 levers

From a slightly different angle


Synchro II 8-speed braze-on downtube shift levers. Used, $75.00

  • Cleaned and overhauled.
  • We have no more stock of extra Synchro inserts. If you have your own insert that you would like us to install in these levers, we can do it for a $50.00 labor charge.
  • They can be converted to friction by removing the springs. How to do it is posted here. Plus a wealth of information on working on Syncho shift levers can be found here.

Campagnolo Synchro 2 8-speed shift levers

In terrific condition.

Synchros 2 shift levers

The back side of the levers.

Synchro 2 8-speed levers

You can see the Synchro cog in the lever on the right

Synchro 2 8-speed levers

Side view

Synchro 2 8-speed shift lever

Another view of the same side of the levers

Synchro 2 8-speed levers

Assembled and waiting to be mounted on your vintage bike.


Campagnolo C-Record Syncro II, 8-speed braze-on downtube shifters. Used, $200.00/set 

  • Campagnolo part# SL-01RE CG
  • We have no more stock of extra Synchro inserts. If you have your own insert that you would like us to install in these levers, we can do it for a $50.00 labor charge.
  • They can be converted to friction by removing the springs. How to do it is posted here. Plus a wealth of information on working on Syncho shift levers can be found here.

C-REcord shift levers

In lovely condition.

Campagnolo shifters

Side view

Campagnolo shift levers

The outsides of the levers

Campagnolo downtube shifters

The sides and hardware that go against the frame