Re: [CR]Mafac brake lever question

(Example: Framebuilders:Chris Pauley)

Date: Fri, 2 Feb 2001 12:33:26 -0800 (PST)
From: "Jason Cloutier" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Mafac brake lever question
In-Reply-To: <l03130300b6a0b7a34f11@[]>


Try them on drop bars but mount them so the clamps are on either side of the stem. These are guidonnet (sp?) levers used by tourists, since most of their riding is on the tops of the bars. Imagine extension levers without the main lever and you'll have a picture of how they work.

With the box, these would be worth a small fortune on eBay!

Jason Cloutier
Pawtucket, RI

--- Monkeyman wrote:

> I found these brake levers in a box and was goin to
> use them but I can't
> seem to figure out how they work. The have an alloy
> body and a
> white/yellow plastic lever with a sideways bend in
> the lever. I thought
> these might be for top of a drop bar mounting, nope.
> Then I tried bottom
> of the hooks, didn't really work. Next was on some
> 3-speed touring bars,
> would have mounted too far up the curve to work
> well. Lastly I tried to
> mount them on some B'stone arc bars and they don't
> seem half bad there.
> What are these things and how were they meant to be
> mounted?
> thanks,
> Brandon"monkeyman"Ives
> Brandon and Mitzi's-- "Wurld uv Wunder"
> Monkeyman's on going bicycle part garage sale
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