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

(Example: Framebuilding:Technology)

From: <RaleighPro531@aol.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Jan 2003 13:38:34 EST
Subject: Re: [CR]["dnacr70" <dnacr70@excite.com>] New old SchwinnParamount
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


In a message dated 1/3/2003 12:33:41 PM Eastern Standard Time, R.Delmare@Charter.net writes:


> 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 .
>
>

Dia Compe made their brakes under license. Not really a copy or ripoff. Parts interchange too, handy at times.

Pete Geurds
Douglassville, PA