Re: [CR]Found on ebay: MAFAC BRAKE LEVERS "INVERSE"


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Date: Tue, 09 Dec 2008 21:00:19 +0100
Subject: Re: [CR]Found on ebay: MAFAC BRAKE LEVERS "INVERSE"
From: "Dirk Feeken" <dirk.feeken@t-online.de>
To: Classic Rendezvous Mailing List <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Thread-Topic: [CR]Found on ebay: MAFAC BRAKE LEVERS "INVERSE"
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They could be from the early 50s up to the 80s. Such inverse levers were common on french bikes with flat handlebars like porteurs, city (gentleman) or mixte bikes: http://www.reneherse.com/RHporteur.html http://www.reneherse.com/mixte70s.html http://www.reneherse.com/RHporteurmodern.html http://www.blackbirdsf.org/courierracing/singer_1950.html http://www.vintagebicyclepress.com/images/Singercityfull.jpg

Dirk

-- Dirk Feeken Heidelberg Germany

"Jon Spangler" <hudsonspangler@earthlink.net>:
> I just found these "inverse-mounting" Mafac brake levers (ebay item
> #160303669327, from a French seller) while surfing.
>
> Does anyone have any info on how old these might be, and on which
> bikes or handlebars they would have been used?