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looking for some old drillium Campy levers(4 posts)

looking for some old drillium Campy leversDougSloan
Jan 30, 2003 7:32 AM
Anyone know where I can find some circa 1980 Campy "drillium" brake levers and gum (good condition) hoods? Prefer NOS or excellent used condition. This if for my 1980 Bianchi Rekord 748. I wanted these at the time, but couldn't afford them then.

Also, a few months after I bought this bike in 1980, the stock head set was trashed. I then replaced it with a Shimano with the weird star shaped lock nuts. Anyone know of a source for NOS threaded headsets, like a Campy? (Or should I just us a new Campy threaded?)


re: looking for some old drillium Campy leversstephenb
Jan 30, 2003 8:59 AM
you mean these? I've been going to eBay them for a while...
re: looking for some old drillium Campy leversdesmo
Jan 30, 2003 9:05 AM
Try for the Brake stuff. I know they have NOS GS and SR drilled levers. If you can come up with a pair of housings. Vintage Velos has NOS "shield" logo gum hoods for about $50 (really hard to find good used ones.) Join the CR
mailing list as lots of those folks have these parts, and offer them for sale to the list members before ebay, etc. I got my NOS hoods off there for a really good price.
The modern Campy Chorus threaded headset is really nice looking and looks fine on a classic bike. High quality as well, better than their threadless stuff.
thanks, both, btwDougSloan
Feb 20, 2003 7:38 AM
Thanks. I decided to stick with the standard levers and change some other parts, like quill pedals and straps, old leather shoes, etc. Appreciate the help.