Re: [CR]CLB 'til When? + Early Titaniomania


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From: "Chuck Schmidt" <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]CLB 'til When? + Early Titaniomania
References: <6A922620.01C2658A.0FD8938F@netscape.net>
Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2002 18:45:54 -0700

Kurt Sperry wrote:
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> Listmembers,
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> Looking at these CLB calipers, apparently artifacts of early titaniomania (timeline appropriate?)
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> http://ebay.com/<blah>
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> makes me wonder if anyone remembers these or any other large component bits- I'm thinking cranks, major derailleur bits (other than bolts), pedals beside Zeus 2000s, brakelevers etc made of Ti alloy from the CR relevant period? Or did poor quality '70s CP Ti as used by Campagnolo and others kill the notion?

I don't believe these are ti. Logically there would be no reason to make them out of titanium. Titanium is heavier than aluminum and CLB makes (made?) aluminum brakes just like everyone else did beginning in the mid-1930s.

I would, however, believe they are 'ti-color' anodized aluminum calipers...

Chuck Schmidt SoPas, SoCal

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