Other French bikes had various Mafac brakes mounted via that rather small vertical hole in the rear bridge. The circa 1970 (or maybe late 60's) LeJeune tandem I showed at Cirque has a Mafac "RAID" caliper mounted in this manner.
-----Original Message----- From: Gjvinbikes@aol.com [mailto:Gjvinbikes@aol.com] Sent: Monday, May 07, 2001 7:14 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: [CR]Intesphere "Tiger Racer"
In a message dated 5/7/01 6:28:21 PM Eastern Daylight Time, RALEIGH531 writes:
> Is "Tiger Racer" the brand or model name?
> It is a Intesphere brand "Tiger Racer" model.
> As to the brakes, my Peugeot has the rear brake (Mafac Racer) mounted using
> a little block with the bolt running vertically through the bridge and the
> caliper bolting onto the block. This is the original setup, not homemade.
> So two brakes are possible.
Yes, I have heard of this but not seen it. This hole is more like a fender
mount hole though, I think. It is pretty thin.
> ounds like an interesting assortment of parts.
> Not sure how interesting the parts are. I defer to the more experienced list members on that. I generally toss steel cottered cranks in the dumpster, for example, though the ones with logos cut into them as spiders are neat looking - especially Humber's.
Glenn Jordan - Durham, NC