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

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Date: Wed, 27 May 2009 11:19:10 -0400
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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:
>Does anyone have any ideas about what kind it might be or where to find one?

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:

Of course, you could use modern mountain bike levers, ones like these:

John Betmanis
Woodstock, Ontario