Re: [CR]Now: brake levers shape


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Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2001 07:02:39 -0800
From: Bill Bryant <Bill_Bryant@prodigy.net>
To: chuckschmidt@earthlink.net
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Now: brake levers shape
References: <20011210.110548.-210833.4.richardsachs@juno.com> <3C15DB34.6A8545CF@earthlink.net>


Hi Chuck-- Though the top cut on later versions of Campi NR brake levers is indeed a different angle than on older versions as you say, the older levers do have a different shape that results in a slightly longer reach. I'm holding the two styles side by side and the difference in shape is quite clear. Also, having short fingers, I remember being quite pleased when Campagnolo changed the lever shape.

Cheers, Bill Bryant Santa Cruz, California

Chuck Schmidt wrote:
> 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)