Re: [Classicrendezvous] History of Brake Calipers

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Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2000 21:18:24 -0400
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] History of Brake Calipers

Hilary Stone mentioned on 02 Oct 2000 :
>There were countless makers
> of this type of brake on the continent ­ Pellissier (French) were
> one of the best known.

I was looking through a parts box last week for a 120mm skewer and found a neat old one with Pellissier written on the handle, but no locknut on the end of the skewer. Looked to be 5mm, so I tried an old Suntour locknut and it would not fit. I did not have my thread gauge so I could not get the pitch, but no locknut would fit the skewer threads.

For my mish-mash of parts, real ten speed, it would be neat to have at least the the Pellissier handle. Next, I may try seeing if at least the handle fits another skewer.

Pellissier must not have been very common on french ten speeds, Normanday had probably taken over the market?

Steven Johnson, Chesapeake, VA