re [CR]Dura-Ace Brake Lever Clamp

(Example: Production Builders:Cinelli)

Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2005 19:00:36 -0400
From: "Harvey M Sachs" <>
To:, Classic Rendezvous <>
Subject: re [CR]Dura-Ace Brake Lever Clamp

Joe Benden-Zanoni just wrote:

Bummer. Tightening up a 1st generation DA brake lever tonight when the curse of the Fraysee's struck. About 3/4 tight the old clamp just ripped asunder. Anyone have a spare? +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Being a good guy, and having swapped several things good and less good with Joe, I immediately went to the stash to see what I could do. Well, I found 5 separate D/A and 600 levers. And a total of 3 clamps. And each clamp was different from the others.

I suspect that a little filing could get a Mafac clamp to work, or a Campy. Joe, do you want me to test the hypothesis? Mafacs are easier to sacrifice than good stuff.

harvey sachs
mcLean va