Up to a few years ago at least Blackburn made nice stainless steel clamps. Just used a package last night with an old TA cage on the Mirella. I bought some new TA cages last week. They are steel with some plastic parts but only work with bosses.
At 04:42 PM 7/31/01 -0400, Chris Beyer wrote:
>Ron, et al.:
>My preference, if you can find them, is the handlebar-mount TA cages.
>They're pretty (the Nitto Touring cage is a TA clone), and you don't have
>to worry about scarring the paint when the cage is clamped to the bar. I
>also find the location more convenient.
>BTW, I have a couple NOS TA cages sans clamps, if anyone knows of a
>better-looking clamp than an automotive heater hose worm clamp. The TA
>clamps appear rarely on eBay, and sell for more than I paid for the cages!
>Ron Cooley wrote:
>> What's the preferred cage clamp for frames without braze ons? I'm
>> using some unbearably ugly chrome steel things on my Falcon. Is there
>> something nice looking that's also period correct (or at least in the
>> vintage spirit)?