Campagnolo 2040, Record (1968 - no lettering)
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Category:  Brakes
Name:  Campagnolo 2040, Record (1968 - no lettering)
Brand:  Campagnolo
Primary Group:  Nuovo Record
Model:  2040, 2040/1
Years:  1968 - ?
Country:  Italy
Added By: cudak888 on 09/12/12
Updated By: Bill Kloos on 07/07/15
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Campagnolo 2040, Record (1968 - no lettering)Campagnolo 2040, Record (1968 - no lettering)Campagnolo 2040, Record (1968 - no lettering)
Design Category Single PivotCable Adjuster
Quick Release YesAttachment Bolt TypeExterior Nut
Cable Attachment Bolt4mm Allen KeyFront of Arm MarkingsNone
Back of Arm MarkingsReach CategoryStandard Reach
Min Reach50mmMax Reach65mm
General Information

Campagnolo Nuovo Record brakes were produced for many years beginning in 1968 - these first-year calipers did not have the "Campagnolo" name stamped on them and they had a square rear shoulder section marked "BREV CAMP" on the front caliper center bolt.

Lettering was added in 1969. A short-reach version followed during production in the mid-1970's, and a domed quick-release - a mandatory change to meet CPSC standards - differentiates the calipers made after 1977. Original releases of these brakes were nutted, and later variations were available with recessed mounting.

I added two photos of a full set of the first year version of these brakes - 1968 - pulled from a 1969/1970 Raleigh Pro and in remarkable condition. The first photo shows the four distinguishing features of the first year. (1) The brake caliper center bolt has a square shoulder, not beveled; (2) the caliper arms have no lettering; (3) the lever body is light colored; and (4) the lever has a squared profile (a little more metal) around the pivot hole, as compared to all later versions that had a more rounded profile. This square profile is easy to see when disassembled, but can be discerned with a careful eye when assembled. The second photo includes an assembled next generation lever, and a disassembled lever for a compare and contrast. The lighter body is not unique to the first version lever with the square profile.
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Component VariationsView Detailed List  Manage Variations
Variations of Component exist (Component is 1 of 5)BrandGroup
Campagnolo 2040, Record (standard reach, post-CPSC)CampagnoloNuovo Record
Campagnolo 2040, Record (standard reach, pre-CPSC)CampagnoloNuovo Record
Campagnolo 2040/1, Record (short reach, post-CPSC)CampagnoloNuovo Record
Campagnolo 2040/1, Record (short reach, pre-CPSC)CampagnoloNuovo Record
Component Groups
Primary Group NameBrandQuick InfoBrowse Group Components
Nuovo RecordCampagnolo1966 - 1987, Road RaceView 47 Components
Details:  Production ended in 1987.
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