Re: [CR]["dnacr70" ] New old SchwinnParamount

(Example: Framebuilders:Masi)

Date: Fri, 03 Jan 2003 11:14:27 -0700
From: "Chuck Schmidt" <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]["dnacr70" <dnacr70@excite.com>] New old SchwinnParamount
References: <20030103002748.TPHN10203.pop017.verizon.net@[192.168.129.99]> <008701c2b34e$577b13e0$ca247044@nebi.com>


Raoul Delmare wrote:
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> Yup ,
>
> The "Schwinn Approved" brakes were made either by Weinmann (
> Switzerland ) or by Dia Compe ( Japan ) . And , of course , the Dia
> Compe brakes were an exact copy of the Weinmanns . The "swing-away"
> method of quick release on the Dia Compe levers is one big clue . But ,
> Schwinn definitely mixed the levers & the calipers . So , just knowing who
> made the levers does not tell you who made the calipers . The Dia Compe
> brakes are amazingly exact copies.

There was a licensing deal between Weinmann and Dia-Compe.

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California (sunny and warm :)

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