Friday, December 12, 2008

Altek BL Levers


From the glory days of the side-pull brake. These beauties are my favorite levers, and are the pinnacle of late 1990's CNC swank. Yummy. The floor of my shop provides the background.


4 comments:

Steve said...

That positioning actually makes them look attractive. They're like a star -- a star named "Altek." (Who needs Arcturus?)

Utahdog! said...

They ARE attractive! Positioning be Damned!

I've even got one on my desk...

obi-wan-mtb said...

lovely levers indeed, especially the silver ones ;-). Not sure, but I believe they also made v-brakes back in the days, called split beams if I am correct. Never seen them bytheway... see you on the retro forum :-)

Utahdog! said...

I remember prototype brakes, but I never saw them in a shop or in a suplier catalog like QBP. I couldn't tell you if they went live with the brakes or not. The levers were always my favorite.
Don't forget, then next ones are yours...bid high! ;-)