Campagnolo Spare Parts Catalogue - 1997

Campagnolo Spare Parts Catalogue - 1997 front cover main image

For model year 1997 Record and Chorus were both available in either 8-speed or 9-speed versions. The rest of the range was unchanged.

The derailleur range was:


  • Campagnolo Record (RD-09RE)*
  • Campagnolo Chorus (RD-09CH)*


  • Campagnolo Record (RD-08RE)*
  • Campagnolo Chorus (RD-08CH)*
  • 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 1997

From some time around 1992 to 1996 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 22 to page 30.