I'm wondering, are there still bike manufacturers that make rod brake bikes? I'd swear that I saw some fairly recently, like 2-3 months ago, on the net somewhere, but can't remember where. They were made in Asia or India maybe. Can anyone help me out?
The reason I'm wondering is because I saw an ad on Craigslist for a "1960's vintage" rod brake bike. But looking at the pictures.... it looked brand spankin new, and I'm thinking it's one of those new rod bikes. There's just something about this guys posts that doesn't sit right with me, he's had others, that are all "off", in my book, and i'd like to call him out if I can prove it. I don't like it when people take advantage of others, it gives bikers a bad name.
Just out of curiosity, when were rod brakes generally faded out for cables in the mass market?
Thanks in advance.