Re: [CR]brake levers for the drops of top bars guidonnet (sp?) levers,

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Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2001 16:00:20 EST
Subject: Re: [CR]brake levers for the drops of top bars guidonnet (sp?) levers,

guidonnet (sp?) levers,

I have a limited number for sale, The current price is $23.70 plus shipping.

Gilbert Anderson

The North Road Bicycle Company your bicycle outfitter 519 W. North St. Raleigh, NC 27603 USA ph toll free in USA :800/321-5511 Local ph: 919/828-8999 E-Mail:

In a message dated 2/13/01 3:30:05 AM, writes:

<< At 08:14 PM 2/12/2001 -0500, kurtzla wrote:
>Can somebody explain this......I week ago a list member mentioned a
>brake lever used by tour riders which allows them to brake from the tops
>of drop bars. Is this the same set up as on some cyclocross bikes?
>Where can these levers be found since they would seem to make perfect
>sense on a city or fixed gear bike?

These are called guidonnet (sp?) levers, I believe, but I don't know what that means. See a pair at .

I have some Mafac ones from the early 50's which are mounted on Upright tourist bars. In this configuration, they clamp on near the stem and follow the curve of the bars, although Jeff Slotkin TheLocalSpoke Goose Creek, SC >>