Bikerumor Monday Mystery Pic

bikerumor monday mystery pic

Photo from the collection of Rustybicycle. If you think you know what these are (yes, they’re brake levers, but what else?), post your answer in the ‘comments’ section – the answer will be posted there on Tuesday!

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Cory - 10/10/11 - 7:09am

pretty sure those are brake levers :)

ball - 10/10/11 - 7:14am

Bar-end brake levers for traditional ‘Mustache’ Bars

Craig - 10/10/11 - 7:43am

Old style brakes off of an old Schwinn cruiser bike. the right hand looks like it’s been through a bit.

pierre FABRE - 10/10/11 - 9:26am

Obviously these are french brake levers MAFAC brand manufactured in the 80’s like those my mother had on her bike. Typically they were fitted with mafac ‘Racer’ brakes, on ladie’s bikes which had flat handlebars.

There is steel inside the white plastic so they won’t snap.

Mikey D - 10/10/11 - 11:17am

Brake levers made from Ivory! These are off a Schwinn Circus trick bike and had matching pedals.

Steve M - 10/10/11 - 1:02pm

The worlds fastest piano?

Spencer - 10/10/11 - 1:40pm

Those look like the Mafac levers that came on my wife’s ’78 Peugeot mixte. Pierre beat me to it.

Nick C - 10/10/11 - 1:58pm

glow in the dark brake levers. Mafac, why not.

per - 10/10/11 - 4:03pm

Mafac Topmount doublepull brake levers, for Tandem for Mafac racer brakes/center pull

chad - 10/10/11 - 5:35pm

Easy one..Mavic Ville levers. Have 2 sets of them. The end “ball” can get broken off kinda easy so
best to be carefull if you are leaning your bike against a wall.

chad - 10/10/11 - 5:36pm

crap, I meant Mafac Ville, whoops!

Kristibee - 10/11/11 - 6:55am

Answer: Yes, they are Mafac white plastic break levers!
Thanks, Spencer, for the link to your photos of them on a bike.

george - 10/11/11 - 12:10pm

Mafac Racer levers. Steel inside but the plastic still breaks (haha!). Hard to find a set that isn’t broken.

Matt - 10/12/11 - 8:13am

That’ll be “brake” as opposed to “break”

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