In 1963, Campagnolo produced a disc brake for the Innocenti Lambretta TV motorscooter - the first two-wheel production vehicle with such a brake.In the 1970s they also supplied wheels for Ferrari's Formula One cars.Other innovations included a Hirth-joint engineered Ultra-Torque external-bearing crankset and G3 spoke lacing for racing wheels.
Campagnolo worked with the manufacturer Colnago and racer Eddy Merckx and produced lightweight parts for the bike he used to beat the world hour record in 1972.
Following Campagnolo's success during the 1970s and '80s, innovation lagged as rival Shimano developed indexed shifting and combined shifter/brake levers (Shimano Total Integration). (off-road) and Icarus MTB groupsets made it to the market, Campagnolo's reputation was firmly cemented as a road bike brand.
Campagnolo relies on riders and mechanics to improve products.
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With equipment so classic in design, part numbers and model numbers were not used.
Campagnolo has been awarded more than 135 patents for innovations in cycling technology.
At the end of the 1950s, Campagnolo started to manufacture magnesium parts such as wheels for sports cars like Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Maserati, and built chassis for NASA satellites in 1969.
The pieces are handmade 1949 Campagnolo introduces a parallelogram rear derailleur, the Gran Sport 1956 Campagnolo introduces a parallelogram front derailleur 1963 The Record rear derailleur (chromed bronze) is introduced 1966 The Nuovo Record rear derailleur is introduced.
Eddy Merckx uses it for his first four Tour de France victories 1973 The Super Record Road and Track groups are introduced. Anniversary groupset to mark 50 years of Campagnolo bicycle parts.
Campagnolo is an Italian manufacturer of bicycle components with headquarters in Vicenza, Italy.