Re: [CR] In Search Of: 50s/60s Brake Lever


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Date: Wed, 27 May 2009 11:19:10 -0400
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
From: "John Betmanis" <johnb@oxford.net>
In-Reply-To: <ecc7dfb0905262115j49a5f3a4ga2d63452b45cc3ed@mail.gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [CR] In Search Of: 50s/60s Brake Lever


At 09:15 PM 26/05/2009 -0700, andrew gura wrote:
>i'm looking for a vintage front brake lever like the one CR List member
>Charlie Young has on his Viking path racer:
>
>http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2004/d/young.htm
>
>Does anyone have any ideas about what kind it might be or where to find one?

http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2004/d/young2.jpg

That type of brake was common on cable-braked roadsters in the 1950s, not on lightweights. Here are some levers on Loose Screws that look similar: http://tinyurl.com/o37qv9

Of course, you could use modern mountain bike levers, ones like these: http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/brake-levers-drop.html

John Betmanis
Woodstock, Ontario
Canada