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G B brake levers

Author Peter Paine


A first pattern GB lever with solid clamp for bars. Date 1946?


Super Hood levers.

Left introduced 1953 with cable adjuster in the hood rather than as previously, seperate which sat in the cable exit on top of hood.  Some of these were anodised
Right: The later, called the Rapide (1959), has a horrible plastic Q/R which always snaps.


A new tourist lever from 1955


Two types of Arret levers
The later, which appeared in 1959 has a blue GB logo, this one also has the anodised lever which is rare. There are also some anodised stirrups


The GB/Altenburger brake lever which came out with the Syncron in 1964