Re: [CR]Hinged or easy off brake levers, Brits... help please.

(Example: Framebuilders:Brian Baylis)

Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2007 15:41:32 -0400
To: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
From: "John Betmanis" <johnb@oxford.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Hinged or easy off brake levers, Brits... help please.
In-Reply-To: <545121.92239.qm@web53502.mail.re2.yahoo.com>


At 11:35 AM 18/06/2007 -0700, Harry Schwartzman wrote:
>I have read accounts of British racers who would ride their track bikes to the track with a front brake. They would then remove the brake to race. The brake just screws off from the rear nut but the levers? Presumably, their bars were taped.
>

Unlike today's levers that are held in place by a tension band, many levers back in the fifties were mounted using a clamp with 2 screws, like these vintage motorcycle levers: http://www.norbsa02.freeuk.com/Leverclutch83001.jpg You could loosen remove one screw and loosen the other and just take the lever off without disturbing the tape.

John Betmanis
Woodstock, Ontario
Canada