Re: [CR]Hiduminium Brakes

(Example: Framebuilding:Restoration)

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Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2001 17:03:39 -0500
To: "peter naiman" <hetchinspete@hotmail.com>, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: "Sheldon Brown" <CaptBike@sheldonbrown.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Hiduminium Brakes


At 9:30 PM -0500 12/17/01, peter naiman wrote:
>I'm looking for information about GB Hiduminium brakes.
>Hetchinspete

What info are you looking for? "Hiduminium" was GB's proprietary name for alumin(i)um. they made brakes, bars and stems. GB brakes were common on British bikes of the '50s and '60s. They had a "Sport" sidepull very similar to Weinmanns, but with Whitworth hardware instead of metric.

In the early '60s they made a cool centerpull called the Coureur 66, I used to lust after these. The matching levers had cool built-in adjusters, and red plastic QRs that all broke off within the first 6 months of use.

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