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Campy shift lever covers on a budget?

Old 07-29-19, 06:08 PM
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Campy shift lever covers on a budget?

Those blue rubber covers for Campagnolo Record down tube shifters are shown for $49 on ebay. Is there a low cost - but still good looking - alternative to cover those 1960s-70s shift levers? I had the Campy covers on my now-gone Galmozzi years ago and they did make grasping and shifting a lot easier.
Would like something for a new-to-me bike that has those levers.
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Old 07-29-19, 06:32 PM
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https://velo-orange.com/products/rus...-shifter-cover
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Old 07-29-19, 07:26 PM
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Rampinelli (REG) and Arregui (ZEUS) did covers which fit just fine.

In Rampinelli there are something like four to six colours. The have a dimple for the thumb.

Arregui had early and late type, early type resembles a cough lozenge and late type has a waffle pattern.

Six or eight colours were offered through the years.

Freres Huret made them in natural rubber - an off-white colour, but the opening is a bit small to accept a Campag or Zeus lever. Might be difficult to mount without tearing.

REG Nr. 341 -




ZEUS early type REF. 18 -




This site shows Campag ~30USD, REG ~15-20USD & ZEUS ~20USD -

https://picclick.com/REG-shift-lever...853644215.html

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BTW - Campag were made in more than just the blue colour, although blue was the "default."

some of the other colours included white, dark green, red and yellow.

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NOS set on Ebay right now, with Buy It Now, $29.99. I should buy them myself as mine are not all that great...
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Thanks for all those great suggestions and info! I did buy those on ebay that randyjawa pointed out. They're for a Raleigh Competition ca. 1973 that I found locally by chance just last week. It's not cosmetically good, but its ride is reminiscent of my long-ago-stolen ca. 1974 Holdsworth Super Mistral, and I haven't been this thrilled by a bike for a good long while.

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I haven't been this thrilled by a bike for a good long while.


I feel like that, too. Different bike though.
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I never liked those things. More than once it came off in my hand while shifting. <-- that's bad.
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I did find a budget solution: 5/16" I. D. fuel line. It works very well and is very secure. I'll leave it on until the ebay real Campy covers arrive. Maybe even longer.
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Three or four layers of heat shrink tube.
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