Bikerumor Monday Mystery Pic

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Photo from the collection of Jeff Archer of First Flight Bicycles. If you think you know what this is, post your answer in the ‘comments’ section– the correct answer will be posted there on Tuesday!

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Wally - 11/19/12 - 7:07am

Dia Compe brake levers from the the late 80’s.

JK - 11/19/12 - 7:29am

Early caliper/canti brake levers for flat bars?

Slush - 11/19/12 - 7:59am

Mmm…looks like they attach at the end of the bars.

MarkB - 11/19/12 - 8:24am

Time trial levers.

Moove - 11/19/12 - 8:27am

Dia Compe brake levers. The original ones were named 290 and came in metallic gray but this is the newer black “two finger” type. Maybe the model name was 292? Year might be 1989-90.

Attached at end of bars?!? Aaahhh, you single speed youngsters!

Kelly Smith - 11/19/12 - 8:39am

These are 1988 dia-compe advantage 290s.

Frank - 11/19/12 - 10:22am

Campy seat post dropper levers. Circa 1978

Chickenlyngaas - 11/19/12 - 10:37am

Dia compe MTb levers

Charlie B. - 11/19/12 - 11:20am

Def D-C 292s, as mentioned by Moove above.

WR - 11/19/12 - 11:35am

Not so sure–how would the bars fit through the clamp with that cable exit? I think they are end-of-bar TT style levers.

Campy Seat post - 11/19/12 - 11:47am

Is it a campy seatpost?

Fred - 11/19/12 - 11:58am

I had a pair of those on my Cannondale Beast of the East! Amazing how overbuilt some components were then.

That's SO Fresh - 11/19/12 - 1:19pm

AHahahahahaha, Ahahahaa The Campy seatpost comments are so funny, oh it just kills me to read them every week.

It just never gets old.

Your Face - 11/19/12 - 2:08pm

Obviously they are Campy’s attempt at recumbent style brake levers from the early 90’s.

Doug - 11/19/12 - 2:20pm

those things worked as terribly as they looked. What cheezy tandem did these come standard on?

Rockfish - 11/19/12 - 4:57pm

Yup, DC brake levers.
Had ’em on my 89-ish GT Karakoram. They are steel, IIRC, as were the stem (purple splatter-painted to match), bars and seatpost on that brute!

Kristibee - 11/21/12 - 9:48am

Answer from Jeff at First Flight Bicycles: “DiaCompe 290 Levers”

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