Aldo Ross wrote:
> Pic of the Day
> 7th June
> Bevilacqua wins Paris-Roubaix
> 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.
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