Re: [CR]Now: brake levers was: for sale

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Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2001 10:20:58 -0800
From: "Chuck Schmidt" <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: Richard M Sachs <richardsachs@juno.com>
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Now: brake levers was: for sale
References: <20011211.081159.-134857.1.richardsachs@juno.com>


I stand corrected. Now you need to supply the date of the change for the Campagnolo Timeline...

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California http://www.velo-retro.com (Home of the Three for the Price of Two T-Shirts, 10% off reprints during December)

Richard M Sachs wrote:
>
> 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
> <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net> writes:
> >
> >
> > 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)