Re: [Classicrendezvous] Lever/Brake Match

(Example: Production Builders:LeJeune)

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Date: Sat, 14 Oct 2000 19:19:46 -0400
To: Steve Freides <sjf11@idt.net>, "Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org" <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
From: "Sheldon Brown" <CaptBike@sheldonbrown.com>
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Lever/Brake Match


At 12:06 PM -0400 10/14/00, Steve Freides wrote:
>A colleague riding a newly built-up fixed gear wants to know:
>
>> I have a set of Exage "Action"aero levers off a road bike with sidepull
>> brakes, but I'm unsure if they will work with the Weinmann
>>centerpull brakes...
>
>What's the expert verdict?

They'll work great! Better than the original Weinmanns. My wife had one of these on her Bottecchia for many years, with a Universal centerpull. It got mashed up in a crash, or she'd still be using it. Now she's using an Ultegra, which is prettier but doesn't work any better. The Exage has the further virtue of including a QR.

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