While we have been trying to get silver inverse brake levers made, Soma has done it and we have the result in stock. Now make no mistake; these are not as elegant as the eventual VO levers. But they are available from the VO store right now, which counts for something.
The photo shows them mounted in our Belleri Tour bars. What a perfect combination for an elegant city bike.
Today I ordered two runs of custom handlebars from Nitto. Both are porteur bars, but made from the tubing used for Nitto's road bars. So they are nice and thick when taped and accept inverse brake levers. One is a version of the Nito Promenade bar we currently stock. The other is narrower, more traditional, and better for riding in city traffic. Please don't ask me when they will arrive; I don't know yet.
Finally, Soma has come up with some very nice bar-end plugs that are silver, yet lock in like Velox plugs. At only 8 grams each they will help with that ultralight randonneuse build.
12 June, 2007
Posted by Velo Orange at 3:00:00 PM