ATAX and Mavic both made very sturdy French stems.
> Drill a hole through the stem and countersink for a cable end.
> In a sturdy stem and at your own risk. Sorry- as an engineer and lawyer I
> need to add such a disclaimer.
> Hmm- is sturdy French stem (specials excepted) an oxymoron?
> Joe Bender-Zanoni
> Great Notch, NJ
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> Subject: [CR]Woe is Me...Needed: Advice and/or Brakeset
> > Well, much to my chagrin, my NOS Mafac Racer brakeset isn't going to work
> on my 1970 Gitane. The steering tube is cut too short, and the addition of
> the hanger for the front brake will not allow the lock ring to fit on. Oh
> well. Anyone know if there is a fix to this problem, aside from buying a new
> fork (which is out of the question)?
> > If, as I suspect, there is no fix, does anyone have a Campagnolo brakeset
> (time accurate) that they would want to part with? Standard reach, I
> > I really would prefer the Mafac "speed regulators" because they look
> > Stephan Andranian
> > Costa Mesa, CA