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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:27 pm 
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I'm still in the process of collecting parts for my early 90s and I've just realised that most of the parts I've collected are British, except for the shifters and brakes, does anyone know if there are any British companies that make shifters & brakes out there?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:31 pm 
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This has come up several times before. Will try a search and post some links.

The obvious brakes are early hope discs.

Shifters not so much unless you want to go Sturmey Archer 3 speed?

Slightly easier if you go Retro-modern as hope spread their wings a bit more. MTB Pedals are also near impossible

Link to one of the best threads on the topic

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=37163

FWIW this is my Brit-Euro Build.
Brit
Orange Vit T
Pace Forks
Middleburn Cranks & rings
Xlite Bars
Hope/Pace Stem
Hope Headset
Hope BB
Hope C2's & Pro levers
Hope Hubs
Goldtech Cassette
Xlite Skewers
Xlite Saddle

Euro
Mavic Rims
Rohloff Chain
Sachs Quarz Shifters and mech's.
Michelin Tyres


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:20 pm 
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Theres some brakes called 'grey' if I remember rightly.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:36 pm 
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X-Lite Chicken stix for levers, I suppose you could even run them with V's using travel agents.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:34 pm 
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Thanks for the link, I tried searching but I kept find threads like "British steel hardtail with Shimano shifters & brakes" which contained the terms I wanted, just not in the right context.

I've not heard of X-Like Chicken Shix before, I'll do a search for them.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:38 pm 
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There's been a couple of sets of chicken sticks in the for sale section recently.

Edit here ya go RAFBikes has a Coupla sets.

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/search.php?keywords=Chicken&terms=all&author=&fid%5B%5D=2&sc=1&sf=all&sk=t&sd=d&sr=posts&st=0&ch=300&t=0&submit=Search


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