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weird campy shifters(11 posts)

weird campy shifterswooden legs
Nov 28, 2003 3:45 PM
i found these at our local free bike collective resource, i have no idea what they are or how / where they'd attach to the frame / bars. the indexing goes one through six, that helps date them a bit. i thought they were interesting, i'll probably just make a pin out of the campy badge but i thought i'd post some pictures of this odd friction / indexed shifter and see if anyone knew what they were.
more picswooden legs
Nov 28, 2003 3:47 PM
how do you post more than one pic at a time? i don't know...
and anotherwooden legs
Nov 28, 2003 3:48 PM
Could they be part of their MTN bike groupMR_GRUMPY
Nov 28, 2003 4:01 PM
from the 80's ?? ? ?
You Idiot!the bull
Nov 28, 2003 6:27 PM
Those are the flush handles off the Space Shuttle toilet!
The Itallians won the bid in a contract for one of the first Challanger planes back in the 80's.
Geez!
You must mean the Italian space shuttle.MR_GRUMPY
Nov 28, 2003 8:45 PM
You know...... The one that runs on EPO rocket fuel.
and anothermollythedog
Nov 28, 2003 4:02 PM
I think that is campy's attempt at making their own mt. bike component group. Those look like top mounted shift levers.
mountain was what we were thinkingwooden legs
Nov 28, 2003 7:18 PM
...when we were all standing around scratching our heads wondering why they were so bulky and rubberized. what that little post would attatch to i'd be interested in seeing. there were about 10 of them but most got snatched up by curious volunteers and onlookers, this is the last one from the pile. the campy endcap is turning into a pin in about 10 minutes and the rest is going into my loose parts box, i wish i had grabbed more, you can never have too many campy one inch pins.
cool..colker1
Nov 29, 2003 3:22 AM
keep them, sell them but don't take them apart. barcons, retro mtn bike, there will always be some project whre they will fit nicely.
the group was called euclid. i believe there was a centaur as well. microdrive, like suntour and later shimano. the brake levers were big and heavy though
To the right people, those things are worth their weight in GoldMShaw
Dec 1, 2003 10:54 AM
I think that they are...satanas
Dec 3, 2003 9:27 AM
...Euclid thumbshifters, from the first Campy MTB group. They mount to the (extremely large) brake levers.

You shouldn't cut them up! As already mentioned these are collectible...