Chuck Schmidt wrote:
> Aldo Ross wrote:
> > http://albums.photopoint.com/j/AlbumIndex?u=1225372&a=11331857 )
> > The brake levers must be earlier Universals... they aren't cut-out, don't
> > have adjusting barrels, and have an exposed clamp with external binder bolt.
> > There appears to be a tab coming up from the front of the acorn nut/center
> > bolt on the front brake caliper... any ideas what this might be?
> No, the bodies are cut out. I have these same early Universals on my
> early 1950s Miano (Girardengo and Guerra rode for Miano team in the 20s
> and 30s). There are adjusters on the brake lever body that act like a
> quick release because the body is slotted and you just pull the adjuster
> forward to come free of the body. They show up on photos of Fausto
> Coppi on his Bianchi in the '48 TdF I think.
> Chuck Schmidt
> South Pasadena, California
Oppps make that MAINO!