Re: [CR] Why Univ levers with Mafac CPs

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Date: Wed, 16 Dec 2009 19:26:02 -0600
From: "LTravers" <>
Organization: CV-6 Enterprises
To: <>
Cc: Classic Rendezvous <>
Subject: Re: [CR] Why Univ levers with Mafac CPs

> Yes I know, not on a PX10 but I saw a comment that "Continental riders used
> Mafac brakes w/ Universal levers" and this is the way I got the bike. Does
> anyone know why they did this.

I would think it would allow the brakes to be more easily modulated. Universal levers were notorious for poor leverage. It would seem to follow that it would mean less movement at the pad over a given pull vs. another lever.

Lynn Travers
Hazelwood, Missouri USA