Re: [CR]Earliest Brazed Downtube Shifters ???

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Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2001 17:35:37 +1200
From: "David Benson" <>
To: Scott Goldstein <>
Cc: "" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Earliest Brazed Downtube Shifters ???
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I the mid-eighties I owned a Holdsworth that had a brazed-on Cyclo gear lever. The old guy I bought the bike from told me that the bike had been imported into New Zealand by a returning bike racer in 1951 or 52. I might have the gear lever somewhere still, but somebody stole the bike... DB

Scott Goldstein wrote:
> I'd to know when the first downtube brazed shifters were used.
> I thought it was in the late 1950's but someone on a ride today said brazed
> shifters were used the late 40's or early 50's.
> I promised I'd get back to him, so any information would be appreciated.
> cheers
> scott
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