Re: [CR]Brake Cable Housing Size and Colors


Example: Framebuilders:Brian Baylis

Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2004 12:33:25 -0700
From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Brake Cable Housing Size and Colors
References: <D24CD8D2A42DBE408E31D99568D7AAFFD8E168@mlsswn02p.was.int.imf.org> <402146DA.DAB298FC@earthlink.net>


Chuck Schmidt wrote:
>
> "Bingham, Wayne R." wrote:
> >
> > Did some archive-diving right after my last post about brake cable
> > housing and guide sizes, which stimulated my memory on the little that
> > was discussed on the subject. I was hoping to dig a little deeper, so I
> > thought I'd try a slightly different tact. Seems Confente was building
> > with the smaller guides, and possibly some other, primarily Italian,
> > builders as well. And people were using Elephant brand housing. What
> > I'm trying to determine is:
> >
> > 1. How prevalent was this practice? Who else was doing it (besides
> > Mario)?
>
> Medici was doing it too, because of the "parts/decals" sharing going on
> between ConfenteĀ™ and MediciĀ™ companies (same owner back then).
>
> Chuck Schmidt
> South Pasadena, Southern California

I heard the Billato rep claim that Medicis and Confentes were Billato-built!!! Anyone? A more realistic claim is that David Rattray & Co. of Glasgow produced 'em.

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California

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