Campagnolo Spare Parts Catalogue - 1996

Campagnolo Spare Parts Catalogue - 1996 front cover main image

For model year 1996 the Record OR finally disappeared, ending Campagnolo's brief, but disastrous, flirtation with mountain biking. In other news, the Avanti group got a triple derailleur, and every derailleur was refreshed - except, inexplicably, the Mirage Triple (!?@*!).

The derailleur range was:

All 8-speed

  • Campagnolo Record (RD-41RE)*
  • Campagnolo Chorus (RD-41CH)*
  • Campagnolo Athena (RD-41AT)*
  • Campagnolo Racing Triple (RD-11RA3)*
  • Campagnolo Veloce (RD-31VL)*
  • Campagnolo Veloce Triple (RD-13VL)*
  • Campagnolo Mirage (RD-11MI)*
  • Campagnolo Mirage Triple (RD-03MI)
  • Campagnolo Avanti (RD-11AV)*
  • Campagnolo Avanti Triple (RD-03AV)*

* New for model year 1996

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.

From 1995 this plan was disturbed by the Racing Triple, which had a cage length digit of '1', and then a '3' at the end. Weird or what?

These images come from a pdf downloaded from the Campagnolo web site some years ago. The rear derailleurs are featured from page 18 to page 24.