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Old 12-18-12, 04:48 AM
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Campagnolo Super Record Front Derailleur Question...

I have a Guerciotti GLX7800 that I have had since new. I purchased it in 1989 but I believe the bike is a 1985 or 86. It is supposed to be all Super Record yet the front derailleur doesn't have the black anodized arm. The cage however is the typical 3-hole unit. Has anyone ever seen a Super Record front derailleur without the black arm? Not sure what difference it makes in terms of weight but I would like to know if the components are all original. The bike is in very good condition with original paint and all components it came with when I bought it except the tires, which have been replaced with new tubulars. Photo of front derailleur attached. Thanks.
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As far as I know the only difference is the color of the arm.
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I bought an all-original Colnago Super circa 1982 - it too has Campy Super everything but apparently the FD. Here it is just as I hauled it home:

Not sure how these bikes were bought and built by the LBSs. It's not keeping me up at night...
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Functionally there is no difference. Cage shape, parallelogram throw-- all of it-- exactly the same.
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Yup, colour is the only difference... I would assume it is original and that it came that way from the factory or was assembled as such by the bike shop originally.
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Interestingly, in the twilight of the Nuovo Record era in 1986, I built up a frame I had with Campagnolo, I went budget on the rear mechanism and bought a 980, for the front I wanted an all silver Record, or commonly known as a Nuovo Record, not available. I bought a Super Record front, the price was the same but the distributor did not stock anything other than Super Record for front mechanisms of that design, they did have the 980 front, but it appeared to me it would be quite a bit more flexible, the Nuovo Gran Sport was around, but I passed due to the lack of chrome.
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The Super Record gruppo came out in 1974 but there were a few components that were still Nuovo Record. One of those was the Nuovo Record front derailleur, which was the front derailleur for the Super record Gruppo until 1978. Even then the only part numbers that changed were the two link arms that were exactly the same in shape and function as the NR, they were just anodized black; and the clamp on the "clamp on" version, which had one part number when with the SR and another for the NR, even though it was the same.

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