Old Bloke On An Old Bike

The story of the restoration of a 1950s classic bicycle for a Land's End – John O'Groats charity ride in aid of Alzheimer's Society

29 Nov 2014: Steering and brakes

GBcoureurbrakes

I now have a pair of GB “Coureur” brakes in place. They are side-pull lightweight brake calipers, designed primarily for racing bikes. Not as effective as the French centre-pull brakes that were becoming available at the time, but very widely used and well-matched to the “Superhood” brake levers.

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Add to that some nice white brake cables, black cotton handlebar tape and a wire double bottle cage, and the rider’s office is more or less complete. It’s starting to look like a real bike…

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