Re: [CR]Re:Campagnolo top tube brake cable clips...

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Date: Sat, 22 Dec 2001 06:52:00 EST
Subject: Re: [CR]Re:Campagnolo top tube brake cable clips...

In a message dated 12/21/2001 11:41:02 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

> The brake cable clips (they came out in the early 1950s almost twenty
> years before the brakes) have never changed in form, only in the
> material they are made out of. Sometime after the 1970s they went from
> being made of chrome-plated steel to stainless steel. The only reliable
> way to identify which is which is to test with a magnet. The advantage
> is no rust (it never sleeps ya know...).

While I can't say they're original to the bike, my 74 Raleigh has cable clips with the winged logo and are stainless steel. Unfortunately the screws and nuts are steel and I had an unpleasant surprise when I dug the bike out of it's hiding place after two years. Rusty hardware! Back to the nut and bolt place for some unoriginal but nonrusting stainless steel.

Pete Geurds
Douglassville, PA