sorry e-CHUCKIE but... the curve of the lever is DIFFERENT. the lowest last 1" plus-some has more of a curve, (in the area in which the pinky rests...), so my description stands. i have both types here in stock in blades-only so it is easy to place one over the other to view the difference. put that in your timeline! e-RICHIE
On Tue, 11 Dec 2001 02:09:13 -0800 Chuck Schmidt
> 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,"
> only difference being the angle at which the top part of the lever
> cut off. The originals were cut off square at the top (look above
> cable anchor from the side) and the later "short reach" levers were
> off at an acute angle.
> Chuck Schmidt
> South Pasadena, Southern California
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