Re: [CR]More Dura Ace brake questions.

Example: Component Manufacturers:Chater-Lea

Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 17:33:13 -0500
From: "Wayne Bingham" <>
To: classicrendezvous <>
Subject: Re: [CR]More Dura Ace brake questions.
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Those are the "split-arm" design I described in my original post. I believe those were successors to the original DA side-pulls (there was also the earlier center pull DA). If the original DA/Crane group was introduced in '73, I would have thought the second version would have appeared about 5 or 6 years later, but Paul's '81 date is probably right.

Wayne Bingham Lovettsville VA USA

On Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 1:36 PM, Norm and Val Lafleur <> wrote:
> All the notes on Dura Ace brakes led me to pull these calipers out my
> parts bin. For many years I used these on my winter beater but now that
> they are retired I'm curious about what vintage they may be. I bought
> them used probably in the early 90's. The reach is long enough to clear
> fenders and the quick release is kind of funky.
> Can anyone ID the date for these? Pictures on Wool Jersey.



> Norm Lafleur

> Ashfield, Ma.