Many people have asked Velo Orange where they can get old fashioned city bike levers, the type that CLB, and Mafac, and a dozen other companies used to make.
This type of lever is still made, but mostly in low-quality models for kids bikes and third-world markets. Most are heavy steel and have rust-prone zinc-plated mounting bands. Many are also too small for big western hands.
They found what's probably the best model still made. They actually come from Taiwan, not China. The brake levers are all alloy with good quality castings with a nice shiny finish.
The manufacturer made them for V/O with a stainless steel clamp, which is a big improvement. These levers work with caliper or cantilever brakes, but not V-brakes. Now you don''t have to scour E-bay or the back rooms of old bike shops looking for vintage levers unless you want to.
Sold as a pair
Short pull for caliper or cantilever brakes
22.2mm mountain bar compatibility
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