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Old 10-20-05, 10:21 PM
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Quick brake cable release

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A friend of mine owns a 20 plus year old Sekene. The brakes are Tourney Shimano center pull brakes. What’s interesting for me is a “quick cable brake release” bracket above the calibers. It’s a lever that moves 180 degree upwards to give the cable a release of about a half of inch. Great to pass the tire through the brake shoes. I would love to buy a couple of this for my vintage 81 Peugeot bike. I checked one LBS and internet without results. Is anyone interested of selling or can point me to a supplier? I have a picture of it, but I haven’t learned how to post it yet.

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Old 10-20-05, 11:34 PM
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I believe this is what you are talking about. Mine a are Dia Compe. I think your best bet is to go to a bike shop that's been in business for twenty years or more, they're sure to have a couple in their bins.

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Those are what I have on my 83 Trek, I took them off a Peugeot parts bike. I was tired of taking off a brake pad to pull a wheel, they work very well. The guy at the LBS said he thought he hadn't seen them since about 1990. We have place here that takes old bikes and fixes them up for kids that can't afford a bike and gives them away. He says there is no interest in road bikes so he is a good source of parts.
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I've been thinking how dumb that those aren't made anymore - I'm even having a hard time getting ones with barrel adjusters! Add to that the problem with this silly newfangled 1.125" threadless steering tube, which precludes using an old one, and the rear braze-on cable carrier on my new Surly LHT (an otherwise mostly sensible frame) that has facility for neither. It just seems crude to unhook the brake cable instead of use one of these.

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www.loosescrews.com

13. Sliding Sleeve f/Dia Compe Brake Caliper Quick Rel
Item #DC-B66.3: This sliding barrel moves up and down when the quick release lever is moved. $2.00 plus shipping Price: $2.00

14. Quick Release Cam/Lever, 66GF
Item #DC-B66.5: Chrome plated, sheet metal quick release cam/lever works in conjunction with the sliding sleeve item number DC-B66. $1.50 plus shipping Price: $1.50

15. Dia Compe Cable Anchor Bolt & Quick Release, NGC
Item #DC-BGC1071N: This cable anchor bolt and quick release unit works on the Dia Compe New Gran Compe brake caliper. $9.95 plus shipping Price: $9.95

Not sure if these are the correct items. Loose Screws is a pretty good small parts vendor.
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Loose screws is the best!
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I have those on my Weimanns on the Gazelle. They're fabulous.

Back in the 80's, I had a Coventry Eagle that had some sort of QR on the brakes too. I think it was different, but I forget the details.
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Thanks for the replies. Yes, Ray, those are the ones. They would look good on the Peugeot. I checked with another LBS and also no luck. Therefore, I have contacted the Loose screw company.

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Old 10-25-05, 09:22 PM
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The kind people of loosescrews just informed me that those quick releases are not available no more, see the received message. Thanks again for helping. Roland

None of the items you inquired about will work for your application. Unfortunately, we no longer have any front or rear cable hangers with quick releases. Your best bet is probably to buy an old bike at the Salvation Army or Goodwill and take useful parts off of it. Also, you might check the "junk drawer" of your local bike shop. Wish I had a better suggestion!

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