[CR]Re: CLB Alloy Cables

Example: Component Manufacturers

Date: Sun, 10 Oct 2004 12:11:33 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
To: gpvb1@comcast.net, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Re: CLB Alloy Cables

I pulled out my CLB-2 CPs and tested with a Rivendell superstrong refrigerator magnet. On my CLB-2s, NEITHER the cables NOR the housings are alloy. Both are sucked up by the magnet. It appears perhaps the alloy housings appeared on a different CLB model, or perhaps some CLB-2s had them while others did not, or perhaps they were sold separately as a special superlight retrofit. Evidently, the alloy cables were just an urban myth, and a rather unlikely one at that.


Jerry Moos Houston, TX

Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net> wrote:Odd, I thought the cable was indeed aluminum. I'll pull out the unused one from my CLB-2's and test it with the trusty Rivendell refrigerator magnet. As I recall, it had a rather dull finish compared to steel cables, and it sure looked like Al to me, but the magnet will tell the tale. Maybe we will explode another urban myth.


Jerry Moos Houston, TX

gpvb1@comcast.net wrote: Those work great, and I've never heard of a single one breaking. The cable isn't aluminum, though, just the housing.

Greg Parker Dexter, Michigan

Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2004 07:26:26 -0400 From: Russ Fitzgerald To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Subject: [CR]re: bike of death

Didn't CLB offer a set of aluminum brake cables? I should think those would be ideal for this purpose ...

Russ Fitzgerald
Greenwood, SC