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PLEASE help me idetify this Campy brake set-up:

Old 06-06-05, 07:32 PM
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PLEASE help me idetify this Campy brake set-up:

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Please inform me about this brake set. My general questions are:

What model are they? How old are they?

Where do they fit into the big picture as far as Campy parts go? I got them to put on a Bob Jackson fixed/single speed bike I'm building up.

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it may be the background, but the colours are icky.
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Old 06-06-05, 09:18 PM
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dont look very high level. doesnt even have QR, or is that because theyre track equipment?
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Campy brakes have the caliper quick-release in the brake lever, not on the caliper.

I think they look pretty cool to me.
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these are monoplanar Chorus calipers, and the levers look to have the (kinda rare) century finish applied. Cool brakes, from the late 80's or early 90's. They work pretty well, but I think the campy/shimano wars led to their obsolescence because they are (just a little) porky.

no, wait. I didn't look closely enough. These aren't monoplanar, just later model chorus.
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Old 06-07-05, 08:12 AM
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Agree with the Chorus ID. Late 80s-early 90s, one of the last steps before dual pivots.

Campy QRs have been, and still are, on the lever since the end of the S Record era. Those levers let you run the cables in either aero or standard exposed fashion, depending on your taste.

Good brakeset. They'd be at home on a range of upper-end late80s-early90s racers.

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vintage cool, yeah! I know not everyone agrees, but personally, I really like this grouppo. I have an old Klein Quantum Chorus equipped thus.
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Oops. Xenon, I guess. Check out 7161993741 on eBay right now.
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Originally Posted by bimmerboy
or is that because theyre track equipment?
from Campy's highly unsuccessful venture into making brakes and derailleurs for track bikes.
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Campy brakes have the caliper quick-release in the brake lever, not on the caliper.
my records have it on the caliper.
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