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    1st gen hydro brakes

    In 1985, 2 weeks after I received my Annapurna frame I rode to the back alley shop of Syncros and Pippin O saw my bike and said "hey Magura just sent me these and that is the perfect frame to put them on" They came with the railed brackets so reluctantly I surrendered my new bike to Chris DeKerf for a couple of days to install the brackets. They have crushed many rims. Would like to know if anybody has seen/own a pair.??
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    I've never seen that lever, my intro to MTB is early 90's. I do have a set of Race Lines that will bend a rim if you want them to so I guess the rim bending started at the beginning of their venture into MTBing. Lets go bend some rims!
    Too many bikes, and just enough time to ride them.

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    More pics?
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Those Germans..no need to change prototype. I think only the lever body changed when they went into production
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    Pre disc, I used to run Tomac Raceline D's with a 14mm master cylinder instead of the 16mm. They also had Altek lever blades (thanks Mike T for both). I never cared about the weight with pounds of PNW mud hanging off the frame. On looong decents, you could heat the rim up enough to pop a tube.
    Ripping trails and tipping ales

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    Here are my old IBC brakes off my clockwork orange


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    Nice early set of Hydrostops, although not the earliest and certainly not prototype. The resin levers are later than the first versions alloy levers.

    They do appear from time to time on eBay, especially in Germany:

    Magura old schoo retro hydro stop Felgenbremse für Fixie | eBay

    They appeared on bikes like the Pace RC100 back in 1988/89 in the UK



    But were used earlier on some euro touring bikes using the horseshoe shaped bolt on adapter (shown in the ebay auction) rather than dedicated mounts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rismtb View Post
    Those Germans..no need to change prototype. I think only the lever body changed when they went into production
    An 80's, CD modified Ritchey? Very cool but I'm still not wrapping my head around how they attach.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    They mount using standard 2 point magura mounts that are still popular in the trials world.



    The original ones used on the OPs brakes were very rigid with little ability for adjustment, it was either towards the rim or away from the rim but no up or down. The advent of the 'evolution mounts' in the early 90s meant that they could be rotated and angled slightly.

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    So what I'm seeing in the OP's pics are an incomplete set? No mounting hardware? Or am I just old and blind? Wait. Don't answer that.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    I had a set of the Magura hydros, they were very powerful, BUT-they would heat up on a really long descent-like Tam down to Fairfax-and pretty much stop working, no matter how hard you pulled on the lever, until the brake fluid cooled down again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff View Post
    So what I'm seeing in the OP's pics are an incomplete set? No mounting hardware? Or am I just old and blind? Wait. Don't answer that.

    Yup, missing these

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    Whew..Thanks.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    If you need brackets I have a few
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