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


Example: Framebuilders:Chris Pauley

From: "Charles T. Young" <youngc@ptd.net>
To: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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Date: Wed, 27 May 2009 21:18:26 -0400
Subject: Re: [CR] In Search Of: 50s/60s Brake Lever


Yep, that is what the lever mounted on said Viking path is. For mounting in that position, those levers (with there outward curve) don't interfere with the bend and therfore give more than adequate cable pull. An equally large advantage over a typical drop bar lever is that they (and the caliper) can be removed in little time for track riding with minimal tools and no damage to the bar tape.

The Universal 68 front caliper has since been changed on the Viking to a more time appropriate Weinmann 500 with the added advantage of the cable anchoring on the opposite side for a very clean and short cable run (without the inelegant and less efficient S-bend).

Charlie Young
Honey Brook, Pennsylvania USA


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From: "Harvey Sachs"
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<classicrendezvous@bikelist.org> Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 8:43 PM Subject: Re: [CR] In Search Of: 50s/60s Brake Lever


> Sure looks like a standard-issue British "3-speed racer" brake lever to
> me; major challenge miht be finding one with reasonable chrome, I suspect.
> but, I could be wrong and such a lever still might be close enough.
>
> harvey sachs
> mcLean va
>
> 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?
>
> Something similar would do as well, as long as I could run it up close to

> the stem.

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