David Bilenkey wrote:
> OK, I agree that sometime in the late 60's the Mod 61's would have fallen
> out of favour and likely were pulled from production, but not because
> Universal was only going to produce one model at a time.
> My '64 Legnano Gran Premio has Universal Extra sidepulls, clearly in the
> timeframe when Mod. 61s would have been available. I would think that to a
> certain degree there must be some overlap, especially because one set is a
> centrepull, the other a sidepull. I wouldn't expect that Universal would
> have carried the Extra and the Super 68 at the same time, and I would
> believe that there was probably only one lever being made at the time, but
> I'd guess that Mod.61s would not have been the only model being made.
To clarify: Universal would be making many other brakes (many models of cheap OEM brakes were offered) but I don't think they produced their top pro model brakes side by side. They would have them for sale but not produced at the same time. And stocks of center pull 61s would sit because of the popularity of the side pull 68s.
Of course I could be completely wrong about this...
Chuck Schmidt SoPas, SoCal