Re: [CR] Stronglight 57


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Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2011 11:52:30 -0800
From: Jim Merz <jameshmerz@gmail.com>
To: crumpy6204@aol.com
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR] Stronglight 57


I can't see why one would think that mounting the rear brake on the front of the rear stays would induce shudder. In this position the brake arch is doing the same thing as the front brake. In any case, I mounted my brake this way on the bike I rode to Panama without any problem. See link:

http://picasaweb.google.com/jameshmerz/RaleighProAndInternational#slideshow/5461560920922144882

It allowed more clearance on the rear rack.

Jim Merz Big Sur CA

On Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 9:20 AM, <crumpy6204@aol.com> wrote:
> Maybe my eyesight is going, (along with every thing else) BUT The Chain
> ring crank say DEPOSE and left side says MARQUE DEPOSSE! Is this correct for
> a 57. But a BEAUTY to behold. The frame all the talk is about has like the
> old Raleigh 1940s ish that I started out racing on, A VERY relaxed head
> angle the top tube slopes upward from the seat tube, Norris sent the link to
> the photos of the TDF Yellow bikes in the 30s and that bike also has the
> rear brake mounted the other side along with a tyre sweep,like the frame in
> question, WHY? Seems to me would promote brake shudder. John Crump
> OldbacktosleepBrit. Parker, Co USA