French Patent # 1,036,415

French Patent 1,036,415 - Campagnolo main image

This 1950 patent, and its younger brother, French Patent # 1,040,852, are startling in their very modernity. It doesn't take too much imagination to visualise a SRAM Red eTap or Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 lovingly threaded into that gear hanger.

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