Re: [CR]Earliest Brazed Downtube Shifters ???

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Date: Wed, 01 Aug 2001 15:31:26 -0600
To: Scott Goldstein <>, "" <>
From: "Bicycle Classics inc" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Earliest Brazed Downtube Shifters ???

My guess would be somewhere in the 1930's. The French touring bike with full braze ons matured before the war - so 1932 - 1936 I bet is when cyclo braze on shifters first appeared. Mike Kone

At 09:28 PM 7/29/01 -0700, Scott Goldstein wrote:
>I'd to know when the first downtube brazed shifters were used.
>I thought it was in the late 1950's but someone on a ride today said brazed
>shifters were used the late 40's or early 50's.
>I promised I'd get back to him, so any information would be appreciated.
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