Re: [CR]Gran Compe/Dia Compe


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Date: Fri, 02 Nov 2007 22:03:51 -0500
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Gran Compe/Dia Compe
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From: John Thompson <johndthompson@gmail.com>


Mark Stevens wrote:
> Hello, I just picked up a frame and bits with a pair of Dia Compe brake
> levers and good hoods on it. Can anyone tell me the intro dates and if
> Gc and Dc are linked? The Levers look for all the world like 1950's
> Weinmann.

Yes. "Gran Compe" was Dia Compe's upscale product line. Dia Compe made their name producing licensed copies of Weinmann brakes in the 70s and later added their own modifications and designs.

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John Thompson (john@os2.dhs.org)
Appleton WI USA