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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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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