[CR]Now: brake levers was: for sale

(Example: Framebuilding:Tubing)

Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2001 02:09:13 -0800
From: "Chuck Schmidt" <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
References: <20011210.110548.-210833.4.richardsachs@juno.com>
Subject: [CR]Now: brake levers was: for sale

Richard M Sachs wrote:
>
>(cut)The levers are the first generation brake levers, the
> version considered 'long reach' because they had a different
> radius and sat further from the bars than later versions.

Actually the brake levers are identical to the later "short reach," the only difference being the angle at which the top part of the lever is cut off. The originals were cut off square at the top (look above the cable anchor from the side) and the later "short reach" levers were cut off at an acute angle.

Chuck Schmidt
South Pasadena, Southern California
http://www.velo-retro.com (Home of the Three for the Price of Two T-Shirts)