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1987 Campagnolo brakecalipers (please help)(7 posts)

1987 Campagnolo brakecalipers (please help)Toffster
Mar 5, 2003 5:48 PM
Dear all,

I have the chance to purchase a pair of 1987 Record Campag brake calipers.

Could someone give me your opinions of how good they are, quality etc....as I'm all very new to this.

I know Campagnolo have a good reputation but I'm unsure because of their age....worth buying?

Please email directly if you have the time Just_Toffster@hotmail.com

Many many thanks in advance.

J
16 year old brakesKerry
Mar 5, 2003 6:09 PM
They were excellent brakes in their time, and still will do the stopping job just fine. You might be worried that the pad compound has gone hard after all these years. Know that they won't be as light in touch as a modern double pivot. Don't pay very much for them.
16 year old brakesToffster
Mar 5, 2003 6:17 PM
Kerry,

Thanks very much for the advise.....what would you consider a fair price (in your opinion)

Cheers

J
Fair price (good condition) = $20? (nm)Kerry
Mar 5, 2003 6:41 PM
do a search on eBaytarwheel
Mar 6, 2003 6:11 AM
You might also check the ads at www.campyonly.com. I would think $50-100 would be closer to the typical price for used Campy brakes in good condition. I've seen a set selling for $150 at a swap meet, including the levers. I sold a bunch of old Campy and other gear off an old Bianchi frame a couple years ago. Although the brakes were Universals, I think I got close to $50 for the calipers and levers on eBay.
re: 1987 Campagnolo brakecalipers (please help)Rob Sal
Mar 6, 2003 10:26 AM
Are we talking Record Colbalto or Record Delta calipers?

Deltas are great, see the Campyonly site for more details about them.
re: 1987 Campagnolo brakecalipers (please help)Wackycyd28
Mar 8, 2003 7:57 AM
So are Cobalto's, just be careful if they are that no unscrupulous idiot picks out the cohbalt stone though, very common around these parts, even today!!