[CR]Why normal reach calipers on short reach frames?

(Example: Framebuilders:Mario Confente)

Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2002 14:25:50 -0800
From: "Lee Berg" <lberg@ventoux.com>
To: classicrendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]Why normal reach calipers on short reach frames?

I have noticed a number of '70s bikes, whose frames appear to have been made for short reach calipers, sporting normal reach calipers with pad holders in the tops of the slots. Were normal reach calipers installed due to some desired mechanical property of this arrangement?... or due to a some extended shortage of short reach calipers?... or was it just a fashion of the time?... Or...???

Lee Berg (searching for meaning in sunny)
Palo Alto, California