On behalf of a friend who is building up a beautiful 1964 RUFA (Rudolf
Faust, Cologne) racer on which he wants to cross the Alps next summer I
am looking for a period correct band-on set of NR gear levers (actually
the band alone would do) and a front derailleur. I wonder if it needs to be the one with the chromed arm. The items needn´t be NOS but should be in a very good condition.
This is a worthy cause as this friend of mine has so far managed to assemble an amazing cycle, period correct down to the last nut and bolt, and now only lacks the aforementioned items. He will share photographs of the finished bike, too. He is a photographer by profession (did the snaps of my Thanet in BQ Vol.6 No.1) and so the whole thing should be most enjoyable.
Thanks, and kind regards,
Toni Theilmeier, Belm, Germany.