RE: [CR]BRAKE HOUSING CLAMPS - How to mount? (Dave Whitney)

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From: "Chris Ioakimedes" <>
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Subject: RE: [CR]BRAKE HOUSING CLAMPS - How to mount? (Dave Whitney)
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2004 07:27:29 -0800
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I had the same problem installing coble clamps on my recently finished Mercier hack saw special. Because of the new fatter housing, the screws were not long enough. (Is there a source for small diameter housing?) I too the screws from some REG clamps that I have which are longer, they worked fine. chris ioakimedes Fairfax California

-----Original Message----- From: [] On Behalf Of Sent: Monday, February 23, 2004 4:15 AM To: Subject: RE: [CR]BRAKE HOUSING CLAMPS - How to mount? (Dave Whitney)

Interesting thread on brake housing clamps - pretty good timing as I nurse my screwdriver puncture wound in my finger from attempting to mount my Campy clamps on the top tube of my freshly-painted Motobecane frame ('74 Grand Record). I've gone a bit away from correctness by changing the crankset, brakes, and levers to Super Record, (not to mention the Nuovo Record bb, hubs, and headset) and opted for the Campy clamps to finish the build. The screws are just barely long enough to make it - I got 2 out of 3 mounted without drawing blood, but the third one made me holler "UNCLE!" I finally bought a longer screw and cut it off.

Are there any tricks to mounting these things?

Dave-it-hurts-to-type-in-snowy-Maine-where-the-rollers-are-REALLY-starti ng-t o-get-old

Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2004 22:47:54 -0700 From: Chuck Schmidt <> To: Subject: Re: [CR]BRAKE HOUSING CLAMPS

Joe Bender-Zanoni wrote:
> Dave has it exactly right. No clamps with the Universals. So I suppose
> REG is the most correct.

Well, actually, no, because there are the UNIVERSAL(tm) twin band clamps that are in the Universal catalog from the late 50s and stock on the Bianchis in the 50s.

Second choice would be the Campagnolo ones. As I mentioned, it is puzzling why they weren't supplied with the brakes later on. My guess would be that everyone wanted the Campagnolo ones anyway.

Chuck Schmidt
South Pasadena, Southern California