Re: [CR]Mafac two cable brake lever question

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Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2006 06:34:22 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Fred Rafael Rednor" <fred_rednor@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Mafac two cable brake lever question
To: geoff duke <g.duke@civenv.unimelb.edu.au>, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <6.2.5.6.2.20060728164029.03638ba0@civenv.unimelb.edu.au>


Geoff,
     The twin-cable MAFAC levers on my tandem are exactly the same shape as an ordinary, single cable lever. So you really can only mount them on the "hook" of the handlebar. I suppose you could try modifying the actual lever portion of the piece, but in that case, I wonder if you would get sufficient leverage to properly operate the brakes.
      Best of luck with the project,
      Fred Rednor - Arlington, VA (USA)


--- geoff duke wrote:


> I am wondering if anyone can tell me if a Mafac twin cable
> tandem
> brake lever would work if it were placed on the top of the
> handlebars.Like a cyclocross lever.Would it be able to work
> on the
> flat section of bar or do they need to be on the bends like
> other
> levers.Thinking about setting up a single speed bike with
> canti's
> front and rear with one lever and considering that there
> would be a
> good place for it.Sorry if this question is a bit clunky but
> hoping
> for an answer,
> Geoff Duke Melbourne Australia
>
> _______________________________________________
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