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Long pull reverse brake levers for old Mafac racer brakes

Old 08-05-19, 05:08 PM
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Long pull reverse brake levers for old Mafac racer brakes

where do I find out about getting LONG pull reverse levers for use on bullhorn/pursuit type bars with vintage Mafac/DiaCompe 'caliper' brakes?

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Old 08-05-19, 05:23 PM
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Aren't Racers short pull? They are standard centerpulls AFAIK.
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Does “long pull” mean linear, like for v-brakes? If so, then I echo TGB’s advice that long pull is not what you need. Just standard levers for canti, center-pull, and sidepull are what you need.
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Old 08-05-19, 07:01 PM
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Originally Posted by AeroGut View Post
“Long pull” is the same as “standard pull” ie it’s what almost everything was before they introduced “short pull” for v-brakes.
Might want to check again
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Originally Posted by rdlange View Post
where do I find out about getting LONG pull reverse levers
Pictures are needed
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Old 08-05-19, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Kuromori View Post
Might want to check again
Yes I was backwards assuming OP was correct. Should have thought for a sec before typing
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Huh???

Between the OP's confusing, ambiguous, erroneous question and the confusing answers in this thread, I am LOST.

Can we start over again?
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Originally Posted by Bad Lag View Post
Huh???

Between the OP's confusing, ambiguous, erroneous question and the confusing answers in this thread, I am LOST.

Can we start over again?
OP wants to use inverse levers with his MAFAC Racers and assumes that he needs long/linear pull brake levers. OP wants to know where he can find long pull inverse levers.

OP is incorrect -- he can use standard pull inverse levers, which are readily available, with his MAFAC Racers, and so does not need to search for something special.

EDIT: OP did not specify Racers, but the same advice is true for any of the vintage Mafacs or Dia Compe caliper brakes.

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Originally Posted by noobinsf View Post
OP wants to use inverse levers with his MAFAC Racers and assumes that he needs long/linear pull brake levers. OP wants to know where he can find long pull inverse levers.

OP is incorrect -- he can use standard pull inverse levers, which are readily available, with his MAFAC Racers, and so does not need to search for something special.

EDIT: OP did not specify Racers, but the same advice is true for any of the vintage Mafacs or Dia Compe caliper brakes.
OP DID specify Racers but then edited his post to remove them. Which is partly why this thread is so confusing.
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Originally Posted by TenGrainBread View Post
OP DID specify Racers but then edited his post to remove them. Which is partly why this thread is so confusing.
Wait, who’s on first?
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Originally Posted by noobinsf View Post
OP wants to use inverse levers with his MAFAC Racers and assumes that he needs long/linear pull brake levers. OP wants to know where he can find long pull inverse levers.

OP is incorrect -- he can use standard pull inverse levers, which are readily available, with his MAFAC Racers, and so does not need to search for something special.

EDIT: OP did not specify Racers, but the same advice is true for any of the vintage Mafacs or Dia Compe caliper brakes.
I'm with Bad Lag - what is an inverse lever? I never heard of it.
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OP is most grateful for the clarification. Thanks to all who responded.
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I'm with Bad Lag - what is an inverse lever? I never heard of it.
Bar end brake lever like they use on time trial bikes today. CLB among others used to make a few models, typically found on French porteurs or the like.
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Originally Posted by clubman View Post
Pictures are needed
Ok, thanks to Kuromori, now I'm here. Why is a longer pull like for a linear brake needed? MAFAC Racer calipers work with nearly any road lever, if not EVERY road lever ...
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Originally Posted by noobinsf View Post
OP wants to use inverse levers with his MAFAC Racers and assumes that he needs long/linear pull brake levers. OP wants to know where he can find long pull inverse levers.

OP is incorrect -- he can use standard pull inverse levers, which are readily available, with his MAFAC Racers, and so does not need to search for something special.

EDIT: OP did not specify Racers, but the same advice is true for any of the vintage Mafacs or Dia Compe caliper brakes.
Ok, now I'm caught up - I agree OP does not really have a problem.
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