You have to love the French. Who else but the French could design a reverse brake lever as elegant and beautiful as these CLB levers? We found a few NOS pair, but they are so hard to get that we'll only sell them with a city bike frame for now.
Just when you're about fed up with a certain French company that never ships on time, they do something very nice. Many of us have been searching high and low for the old silver and black metal foil decals that graced older TA cranks. A friend just sent me a pair from Japan and I was thrilled to get them. Now TA has reprinted them. These things have not been used on cranks since the early '80s, yet TA looked out for their customers needs and supported a 30 year-old product.
Of course I got as many decals as was possible, which is not many. But I'll ask you not to buy them. That is don't buy them unless you really need them and don't buy extras. Lets let other folks get some too.
Speaking of French parts, we should soon have NOS and very cool French city bike bars and stems (22.2mm stems).
Remember that cool ALPS pass hunter photo I posted. It's the one that Peter Weigle-san used as inspiration. Ernest, from Japan, sent me the identical LED light that's made for ALPS. He also sent the proper mounts. It's a magnificent piece of precision machining.
UPDATE, WE WILL HAVE HONJO FENDERS IN ALL SIZES AGAIN BY LATE NEXT WEEK.
29 March, 2007
Posted by Velo Orange at 11:43:00 AM