Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:20 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ

Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:49 pm 

Joined: Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:06 pm
Posts: 6

I am building a retro bike and have some modolo flash brake levers,
the older generation with alloy bodies rather than derlin.

the levers have a 1 and a 2 moulded into their bodies under the clamp

where levers handed - left and right? perhaps the lever pivot is drilled so the handles an line that swings outward rather than perfectly parallel
to the bars.

alternatively maybe i have one lever from die casting machine 1,
and one from machine 2...


 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:38 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:19 am
Posts: 2784
I don't think the lever bodies were L or R, but the rubber hoods were

PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:05 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:04 pm
Posts: 2580
Location: A wretched hive of scum and villainy...
As Pigman says, the cast bodies are both the same, just the hoods that make them L&R.

However, there is a small L&R wrinkle if you have the aero conversion ones.
These have a cable stop and exit in the body. The exit out of the body is cut left or right.
If you're just using them conventionally, with exposed cables, then it's irrelevant.

These are Modolo Equipe, but the same period as Flash:
Annotation 2020-09-21 120312.jpg
Annotation 2020-09-21 120312.jpg [ 238.93 KiB | Viewed 195 times ]

All the best,

Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 50 guests

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group