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    Anyone know these brake levers?

    Not my photo or bike. These levers look pretty interesting, just curious.

    Anyone know these brake levers?-3k73i53h95i25gb5e9d3teedbaeba4c381ad4.jpg

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    Bad moto fingers?
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    Odyssey Paralevers.
    Need: McMahon brake for roller cam mounts, Mountain Goat fork.

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    Hollister, are you thinking Crystal Design Bad Fingers? Have a set of those, totally different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boy named SSue View Post
    Hollister, are you thinking Crystal Design Bad Fingers? Have a set of those, totally different.
    Probably

    Was the ad for em a poorly drawn skeleton with a Mohawk riding a bike? Those are the first thing that came to mind
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    Quote Originally Posted by muddybuddy View Post
    Odyssey Paralevers.
    Cool, thank MB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muddybuddy View Post
    Odyssey Paralevers.
    Very interesting concept Parallelogram design..

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    Another case of an overly complicated solution to a problem that didn't exist.
    Need: McMahon brake for roller cam mounts, Mountain Goat fork.

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    muddybuddy is the brake/lever guru.

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    Control Tech.....Someone had to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    muddybuddy is the brake/lever guru.
    And what am I, chopped liver?
    page de brake obscura...
    undefined Absolutely must have: Black Machine Tech Zeroflex brake levers (the ones with the rotating leverage adjuster)

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    Quote Originally Posted by uphiller View Post
    And what am I, chopped liver?

    Ha ha. For brake I.D. that is the first go to reference. If that's your page, you should add a category for levers too.
    Need: McMahon brake for roller cam mounts, Mountain Goat fork.

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    Is that your page? That's sweet! We should maybe put together a post in the sticky of catalogs and parts info that includes that kind of material. Thanks for the holler, chopped liver.

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    I came up with the idea for the page, and collected or made many of the pictures; I got Paul Price of Paul Component Engineering to send the picture of the board of prototype brakes, which Joel, the guy who actually built the page, posted on there.
    Levers would be a nice introduction, although they don't offer quite as much variability as brakes themselves.
    undefined Absolutely must have: Black Machine Tech Zeroflex brake levers (the ones with the rotating leverage adjuster)

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    Great page of brakelore; I had a pair of the Marinovatives that were fantastic. Will you ever add Grafton, Mafac and/or others?


    Quote Originally Posted by uphiller View Post
    And what am I, chopped liver?
    page de brake obscura...

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    Well, I was an impetus behind the creation of the page in 2004 or so, but since maybe 2006 all new material has come from the guy who did the web design and most of the content. The original idea of the page was to put "weird" brakes on there, hence the name Brake Obscura. "Weird" meant non-standard- not a typical canti, not a typical V-Brake. Some of the brakes bend that rule, the Marinovative for example is a typical V-Brake which happened to be one of the first. The Onza canti is on there, too, which is more odd. Most of the stuff has weird pulleys, linkages, cams, and stuff going on. So I doubt Mafac and Grafton, which were standard designs will make it one there.
    undefined Absolutely must have: Black Machine Tech Zeroflex brake levers (the ones with the rotating leverage adjuster)

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    Geez, I forgot all about those! I had a pair for a few months, hadn't even thought about them in years.
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    Ha! Good page for sure

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