Re: [CR] Universal brake set + WTB 1 Rr. caliper for Frejus track

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From: "Barb and Dan Artley" <>
To: Classic Rendezvous <>
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2009 07:19:44 -0400
Subject: Re: [CR] Universal brake set + WTB 1 Rr. caliper for Frejus track

I don't consider myself an expert on Universal brakes, but I just received a bike w/ one front Universal Extra caliper w/ Brev. 543949 on the opposite side. It's got a quick release and is around a 500 size. It's on a sixties Frejus track bike that happens to be drilled for brakes front and rear. I'd like to find a mate and have been searching for Universal calipers on the bay, but only found the Super 68's which were described as sixties brakes, item #400043543842, now sold w/ BIN.

There's a Universal sidepull caliper set I got NOS about two years ago from a seller in Cyprus that was a longer reach and no quick release that I've been pleased with. His buy it now was quite reasonable and he had a number of sets. That seller often has quite a bit of stuff on e-bay. I believe his e-bay name is cyord.

Thanks to all who offered advice to me about the Frejus track bike I just received. It's approximately a 1964 frame and the clincher set of wheels came with a fixed/free hub currently w/ two freewheels, and is why I'm looking for a second caliper. It turns out to have already been on Dale's CR serial number index. If anyone has a 26.8 seatpost with a fair amount of setback to it, I'm looking for one of those too.

Happy trails, and good luck with your hunt Jeroen.

Dan Artley in Parkton, Maryland USA

Archive-URL: From: j.kleijn <jeroen.kleijn(AT)> Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2009 09:47:05 +0200 Subject: [CR] Universal brake set


I want to buy a brakeset on ebay

The seller claims it is a late '50 Universal mod 55 (??)

I need such brakes for the restoration of a '58 Locomotief racebike

small foto's I have put on

can anybody comment on this?

Jeroen Kleijn
The Netherlands