NIB/NOS DIA-COMPE BL/189 Inverse Brake Levers: City Bike - TT Aero - Black - Vintage 1980's
These vintage brake levers were designed after classic French porteur levers, and originally intended for use as reverse levers for city bikes and townies. The plugs go in your upright handlebars ends, and provide a large and comfortable brake lever that covers much of the grip area. They are designed for under the bar tape cable routing. These are great for moustache bars, cruiser bars, porteur bars, and swept back bars.
In the mid 80's, time trial and triathlon riders discovered these levers excelled as aero levers, to be installed in their tri/tt aero bars.
There is a modern version of these, the DC189. They are a bit bulkier, where as these are sleek and classically styled.
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