Late 1960s Campy Record RD cable diameter question.
Last edited by A.Winthrop; 09-14-10 at 08:24 AM.
A good question for the Classic and Vintage forum.
Are you discussing the cable housing or the inner wires?
If the housing is the issue, yes new 4 mm housing will work fine in place of the former 5 mm housing as long as it stays in the frame stops.
If the inner wire is your question, as long as the cable ends fit into the shifter recesses, you are fine.
The new cables are 1.1 mm. I don't know what the old ones are. You can use the new ones without a problem. I think on some you may find that the cable end is a bit too big to fit in your Campy DT shifter. You'll have to file them down a bit.
If you want to have that "C" on the end of the cable looking at you through the shifter, you'll need to get Campy cables. They also have the smaller cable end to start with.
hope this helps,