[CR] Alex Singer Cam-Actuated Brakes

(Example: Racing:Wayne Stetina)

Date: Sun, 17 May 2009 13:35:23 -0400
From: "Michael Schmidt" <mdschmidt56@verizon.net>
To: Jan Heine <heine94@earthlink.net>, Classics Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Thread-topic: Alex Singer Cam-Actuated Brakes
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Subject: [CR] Alex Singer Cam-Actuated Brakes

I have a set of these brakes on my 49 Alex Singer and they are not easy to set up. Jan, are the brake springs still available?

Mike Schmidt Millington, NJ USA

On 5/17/09 11:30 AM, "Jan Heine" <heine94@earthlink.net> wrote:
> The Alex Singer shop had their cam-actuated brakes in stock for
> decades. They had 500 sets made in the late 1940s, then the Mafac
> brakes came out, and the bike market collapsed, so there was little
> demand for these brakes. You can find them on 1960s bikes, and you
> might think that they still were "making" them, but in fact, they
> were just using up 15-year-old stocks. So the brakes remained in the
> program until they were sold out...