Campagnolo Super Record was released in 1974 as the successor to it’s top tier component group Nuovo Record. The Super Record groupset was sold with different versions of the rear derailleur up until the late 1980’s when this group was replaced by C-Record. There was also a Campagnolo 50th anniversary edition of this derailleur.
The first version of the super record derailleur (above) was simply a Nuovo Record derailleur fitted with 2 titanium bolts and black anodized top and bottom pivots.
The second version of the super record derailleur released in 1978 is easily identifiable by the printed black Campagnolo branding. This derailleur included several design changes;
- A new cage design resulted in better shifting on the larger rear cogs (28 tooth cog maximum).
- A redesigned top pivot allowed the derailleur to swing further forward which provided more chain wrap on the smaller cogs.
Campagnolo 50th Anniversary version
In 1983 Campagnolo released a special version of the Super Record group set to commemorate their 50th anniversary (founded in 1933). Many of the parts featured special engravings and gold shields.
Jockey Wheel clean or replacement
The jockey wheels are easily removed from the derailleur cage and there are no markings on the wheels to indicate a specific direction of travel or that the wheels are designed differently for either upper or lower positions in the cage unlike some modern derailleurs. The jockey wheels rotate on bushings. An occasional clean and re-grease will keep them rotating smoothly.
Manufacturer’s PAT. Year Stamp
Some of the derailleurs feature a Campagnolo PAT. date stamp, but this not found on all Super Record rear derailleurs.
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