Yes French stem drill hole does not sound great to me. But, I have made a hanger that fit behind the brake that went up and out to be used as a stop. Sorry to say I never took pictures but with a little bending of a stainless steel BlackBurn rack support worked for me. Also RST make a bolt on cable hanger to work on there suspension forks to do that and that should be easy to work with too. Good luck. Steven Willis 1778 East Second Street Scotch Plains NJ 07076 908-322-9022 http://www.thebikestand.com
> 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