The new millenum saw Campagnolo launch a completely new design of Record derailleur - the Record (RD00-210). For the first time in perhaps 25 years, Campagnolo were really going for it. The Record (RD00-210) set Campagnolo on a new path - with lightweight as a serious goal and the use of carbon fibre as a key tool for achieving that goal. As well as using carbon fibre, it introduced a number of other features - such as the idiosyncratic chain tension adjusting system - that remain with us to this day.
As ever with Campagnolo, the next 8 years saw a number of additions and refinements - surely primarily designed to keep future deraileur collectors on their toes. But all of the variants had titanium b-pivot and p-pivot bolts, titanium cable clamp bolts, hollow titanium pulley bolts (yes, really!) and carbon outer parallelogram plates. Serious stuff.
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I believe this example is a Record (RD00-RE210), sometimes known as the 'Record Carbon 10 Speed'.
It is generally in pretty decent condition - but it has two grooves ground into the front 'tab' on the inner pulley cage plate. These grooves have been cut by the chain - indicating that someone fitted the chain incorrectly so that it ran over, rather than under, this tab. I find it hard to grasp the idea that someone would buy one of the most technologically advanced (not to say one of the most expensive) derailleurs in the world and then fit the chain in a way that would give a terrible gear change, make a horrendous noise and lead to an appalling amount of drivetrain friction. Truly incomprehensible.
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