I could be wrong but I am pretty sure I sold some that came with upper end CLB brakes years ago. Steven Willis 1778 East Second Street Scotch Plains NJ 07076 908-322-3330 http://www.thebikestand.com
> OROBOYZ@aol.com wrote:
> > In a message dated 10/10/2004 3:11:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> > firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> > << they were sold separately as a special superlight retrofit. >>
> > This is the answer. No myth. To my knowledge (vast), the alloy cables never
> > came stock in any brake set....
> > Dale Brown
> > Greensboro, NC
> CLB aluminum housing (not cables... they were steel!) was available
> after market.
> Package states: 85g. COMPLETE SET OF SELF-LUBRICATING CABLES "DURALINOX"
> THREAD PATENTED SHEATH These cables complete our "TOP QUALITY" side
> pull brakes Nr. 4238 TZ C.L.B. PROFESSIONAL and "COMPACT" ("Zicral"
> components) Sheath also available in black, blue, green, red, gold
> colours, and coulourless.
> I've used these on some of my bikes since they first became available in
> the early 80s. If you test squeeze the brake levers the brakes feel
> spongy, but while riding they don't feel spongy at all in my experience.
> Chuck Schmidt
> South Pasadena, Southern California