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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:29 pm 
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I have seen some BS11 SHIMANO DURA-ACE BRAKESET 7200 for sale, I noticed that the brake blocks have a sort of clamp/bracket underneath them - am I right in assuming this is to allow some sort of 'third hand' so they can be adjusted.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:24 pm 
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Sounds like the tyre/wheel guides? any pics?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:33 pm 
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The bottom 3/4 pictures on Hilary stone website

http://hilarystone.com/brakesets.html


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:57 pm 
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They are for wheel guides :)

I think I have about 5 sets of these brakes from the 70's ...........best looking brakes ever IMHO :)

Shaun


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:02 am 
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Midlife wrote:
They are for wheel guides :)

I think I have about 5 sets of these brakes from the 70's ...........best looking brakes ever IMHO :)

Shaun



:oops: :oops: :oops: :facepalm:

I thought they were for clamping the blocks against the wheel with some sort of tool so you could adjust the cable tension :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:14 am 
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They are strange because they are wire and not flat or coated with rubber........we had a range of "third hands" in our bike shop :)

If you like them then buy them, you will not be dissapointed :) my avatar had a set in black LOL

Shaun


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