Re: [CR]Introduction of Centre Pull Brakes?

Example: Production Builders:Cinelli

Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2006 08:45:26 -0800 (PST)
From: sam lingo <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Introduction of Centre Pull Brakes?
To: "P.C. Kohler" <>,
In-Reply-To: <006001c618b4$79236320$5e390fd8@D36MSL71>

BikeCult:Around 1879 ,James Starley patented the first center-pull type caliper brake for the small rear wheel of an ordinary bicycle. sam lingo,pleasanton tx

"P.C. Kohler" <> wrote: When were centre pull brakes introduced? I mean of the sort we associate with Mafac "Tiger" or "Racer". Or indeed were Mafac the first? Photos I've seen of the TdF shows sidepulls in 1954 but centre pulls (as on Bobet's own branded machine that year) the next year.

Peter Kohler
Washington DC USA