[CR] New horse/1955 Gillott Tandem mystery.

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From: Mark Stevens <gillottspear@googlemail.com>
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Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2010 23:15:39 +0100
Subject: [CR] New horse/1955 Gillott Tandem mystery.

I was querying what brakes this bike may have had and I am 100% sure that the rear was a Resilion Cantilever. I got to stripping bits off it for cleaning and discovered that the rear brake bridge has not been sleeved. A small sleeve in the brake bridge to prevent crushing is a Gillott hallmark. Then I put 2 and 2 together. The other feature being the 'U' shaped clips for the rear brake cable. Not stops for an exposed run. The clip nearest the rear seat tube is a good 4'' from the tube which looked odd to me. It is there to allow space for the Resilion cable splitter. It all makes sense now. Once this was established I looked carefully at the seat stays and sure enough there are witness marks. Now I need to clean the forks and have alook there. The levers that are fitted are LAM and an early MAFAC. Has anyone any experience of operating Resilions with these types of levers? Photo here http://www.flickr.com/photos/makfreak/4735475892/in/set-72157624360626226/
     Mark Stevenns Evanton Scotland.