At 05:59 PM 6/1/2004 -0400, Peter Jon White ushered forth:
> The SR brake levers had holes drilled before the flat sheet of aluminum
> was formed into the lever shape.
I had heard that the holes were pierced, rather than drilled, which I took to mean that the holes were done while the material was at an elevated temperature. From my admittedly partial knowledge of metallurgy, I believe that would have a markedly positive effect on the strength of the levers. Was my leg being pulled when I was told that they were pierced?
Curious, Dave Baseley in cicada-ville Berks County PA