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 Post subject: What are these brakes?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:34 am 
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I was given these brakes and told they were possibly C-Record, maybe Chorus (though I think they might be pre-Chorus), maybe something else... anyways, please help me identify them. I have had a look through some of the old catalogues available around the net but haven't had any success finding them yet. I did find a photo at the bottom of the Campy-Only "Retro Gallery".

Thanks for any help! I find these brakes very elegant... I'm told they don't work all that well, though. :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:50 am 
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i think athena? i saw a thread with a pic of the groupset these are from but cannot find anymore....


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:29 am 
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I agree, Athena.

one caliper can be seen in the pic here for comparison http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... ght=athena


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+1 for Athena


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:36 pm 
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the sexiest road caliper ever made IMO. Lucky you to be given some for free. They attract very decent money on ebay.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:04 am 
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richardf wrote:
the sexiest road caliper ever made IMO. Lucky you to be given some for free. They attract very decent money on ebay.


dammit, don't sell them eff. :roll:


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:27 am 
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They are very nice, -really show Campag's unique elegance of design and style (in the past, anyway.. :roll: )
~ I love 'em !


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:51 am 
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Again, a vote for athena.

And a big hand for the little bed that you made for them :D makes them look even more glamorous!


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:02 pm 
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What a Love in, oh the brakes say 'Campagnolo'; At the LBS, we had customers complaining about Campy Brakes, I don't know about the Athenas but Campy often makes poor brakes but the levers were good. We sent them back. This webpage discusses it: http://yarchive.net/bike/brake_leverage.html Dia Compe's are much better.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:26 pm 
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juiceboxx wrote:
richardf wrote:
the sexiest road caliper ever made IMO. Lucky you to be given some for free. They attract very decent money on ebay.


dammit, don't sell them eff. i gave those to joe so he should have given them to you. i didn't give him all that campy stuff to him, to make a profit from people we know mutually. :roll:


Don't worry - I wasn't recommending he sell them - he should keep them and enjoy them himself. Just making an observation that they seem to sell well on ebay at the moment. It's only because I've been after a pair for months and gave up cos they were IMO selling for too much (or more than I was willing to pay) :lol:


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