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

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To: chuckschmidt@earthlink.net
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2001 08:11:53 -0500
Subject: Re: [CR]Now: brake levers was: for sale
From: "Richard M Sachs" <richardsachs@juno.com>


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
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