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CLB Professionnel (3842 Short Reach)

Old 03-12-19, 01:40 PM
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CLB Professionnel (3842 Short Reach)

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Set of CLB Professionnel (3842 Short Reach) brakes with levers and including the correct cable adapters.










Not brand new but it is in very very good condition with no scuffs. Haven't had time to polish them yet. Asking here because prices shown on the big auction site are either for brand new (around $300 or sets are broken up). Keeping in mind that new sets came with gum hoods which I don't have I will include a set of pads when I sell them.
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These are excellent brakes, stiff, responsive and easy to modulate. I had them on a Motobecane I subsequently sold but they a great choice for an all French build. Coloured hoods are still available at the Yellow Jersey in the U.S. here:C. L. B. Classic French Bicycle Brakes and Service Parts for CLB Brakes
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They are great brakes, but if you want good braking performance, try to avoid the temptation to use CLB's Dural brake cable casings with them as the casings are way too compressible.
I heard that the famous French pro champion cyclist Jeannie Longo had them on her race bikes for most of her career, supposedly, even towards the end of her career in the 90's.
CLB also made the aluminum lugs on bonded framed Vitus bikes. You can see their name on the bottom of the BBs on Vitus bikes.
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+1 for Chombi's comment. The alloy cable housings are very flexible but very light. Avoid them and use conventional, lined steel housing with drawn or coated cables for the best performance.
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