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what year were braze-on front derailuers introduced?(3 posts)

what year were braze-on front derailuers introduced?53x12
Sep 9, 2001 4:45 PM
I seem to remember them coming out in the early 80's, but does anyone know what year Campy released it's first braze-on front derailuer?
Data Book says....club
Sep 10, 2001 8:32 AM
a quick scan of The Data Book shows braze-on front derailleur designs dated '48 and '52, possibly Simplex. My '79 Bike Warehouse catalog has exploded diagrams for every then-current Campy component. It makes no mention of a braze-on front, nor does my original Record poster, so you might be about right. My '81 Marinoni had one.
Data Book says....53x12
Sep 10, 2001 11:00 AM
Thanks for your help