Re: [CR]Pic of the Day 7th June Bevilacqua wins Paris-Roubaix


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Date: Mon, 07 Jun 2004 16:23:12 -0800
From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Pic of the Day 7th June Bevilacqua wins Paris-Roubaix
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Aldo Ross wrote:
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> Pic of the Day
> 7th June
> Bevilacqua wins Paris-Roubaix
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> Antonio Bevilacqua on his way to winning the 1951 Paris-Roubaix. Note the 2" of seatpost showing below the clamp, Campagnolo "Paris-Roubaix" rear shifter used with Gran Sport front derailleur and bar-end lever, Ambrosio adjustable stem, and unusual qr on brake calipers. What brand of brakes are these? From "Miroir Sprint" No.252, 9 April 1951.
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> http://www.birfield.com/nuke/modules/gallery/album17/Bevilacqua

It's a Universal Mod.50 brake lever.

The lever is pretty easy to correctly identify because it has the bikini, half hood and angular bend at the bottom of the lever of a Universal Mod.50 (circa 1950) brake lever. The Universal Mod.51 (circa 1951) lever had a full hood.

Don't know about the apparatus on the brake caliper.

I've seen this photo before and reminds me that Bevilacqua looks like he is riding a bike that is quite a bit too small for him. In my opinion of course...

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California

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