[CR] Hand rest for vintage fixed gear project

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From: "Gordon Taylor" <G.J.Taylor@bath.ac.uk>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2010 15:26:59 +0100
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Subject: [CR] Hand rest for vintage fixed gear project

Dear All,

I am new to the list so hope the following is not out of scope. I would ask, in advance, for your patience if this is a particularly ignorant question.

I am looking for a bike part but don't know what it is called so I am finding it difficult to look for! I therefore hope you will not mind if I call upon your collective wisdom!

Back when all roadies rode a fixed wheel bikes would only have a front brake (the same is true today of fixies). I have a number of old photo's (1950ish I think)where the other brake lever is replaced by a sort of a metal stump that attached to the handlbars and enables the rider to rest their hand on it.

I would really like to get hold of one of these for an old Holdsworth roadpath bike that I am putting together. Does anyone have any idea what they were called and ideally where I might get one?

Many thanks,

Gordon Taylor, Somerset, England