Mod.61's are centerpull, while Mod.68's (a.k.a. Super 68) are sidepull. Both were available in many different reaches.
List member Scott Davis usually has a supply of hoods for the levers. Scott?
> If memory serves me, The 61's were long-reach calipers, 68's the
> short-reach version?
> Aside: I have a set of old Universal levers which have enough travel,
> I'm sure, to be paired w/ v-brakes on a friend's MTB touring conversion;
> my question is, does anyone know a source for the gum rubber hoods for
> these levers? If anyone has an old pair installed on a bike and the gum
> rubber hoods are dried out/cracking, you can "reconstitute" the rubber
> by applying glycerine, available at a drugstore/chemist's.
> Paul Woloshansky