[CR]Re: weights of brake levers

Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2006 19:02:27 -0800 (PST)
From: Fred Rafael Rednor <fred_rednor@yahoo.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Re: weights of brake levers

     Did you weigh the steel or amuminum bodied Universal levers?

--- Harvey M Sachs wrote:

> Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2006 20:40:55 -0500

\r?\n> From: Harvey M Sachs <sachshm@cox.net>

\r?\n> To: CaptBike@sheldonbrown.com,

\r?\n> Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>

\r?\n> Subject: [CR]weights of brake levers


\r?\n> Sheldon Brown wrote, wrt Peter Kohler's question:


\r?\n> If I had to choose betwixt the twain, it would be Universal,

\r?\n> no

\r?\n> contest. Especially for a TT bike, 'cause Universal brake

\r?\n> _levers_

\r?\n> were the lightest you could get (might still be...)

\r?\n> ++++++++++++++

\r?\n> I beg to differ, and have just weighed some levers:


\r?\n> 112 gm = Universal 61/68 with hood (not usable with out,

\r?\n> IMHO)

\r?\n> 92 gm = Mafac aluminum with hood, no plastic on lever arm

\r?\n> 72 gm = Mafac plastic, no hood.


\r?\n> harvey sachs

\r?\n> mcLean va.