Campagnolo Spare Parts Catalogue - 1994 Product Range

Campagnolo Spare Parts Catalogue - 1994 Product Range front cover main image

For model year 1994, the main changes to the rear derailleur range were:

  • Record, Chorus, Athena and Veloce got a makeover.
  • Stratos was introduced as a new, even lower-end road group. Stratos only lasted one year.
  • Record OR got a makeover, but lost the long cage version. It's possible that the long cage version had sold out and Campagnolo did not want to manufacture any more.
  • Record OR was the only mountain bike groupset left standing, as Icarus and Centaur were ruthlessly killed off.

So I think that the rear derailleur range might have been as follows:

Road 8-speed

  • Campagnolo Record (RD-21RE)*
  • Campagnolo Chorus (RD-21CH)*
  • Campagnolo Athena (RD-21AT)*
  • Campagnolo Veloce (RD-11VL)*
  • Campagnolo Stratos (RD-01ST)*

Mountain bike 8-speed

  • Campagnolo Record OR (RD-21OR)*
  • Campagnolo Record OR (RD-22OR)*

* New for model year 1994

From some time around 1992 the part numbers were made up as follows:

  • 'RD' for 'rear derailleur' - which was not particularly Italian.
  • A dash for good measure
  • A number to indicate the 'generation' of the model. So, for example, generation '2' replaced generation '1', etc...
  • A number to indicate the cage length. So '1' indicated short, '2' indicated medium and '3' indicated long. etc...
  • Two letters that indicated the model/group name. So, for example, 'RE' meant Record.

These images come from a slightly tacky pdf downloaded from the Campagnolo web site some years ago. The rear derailleurs are featured from page 14 to page 17.