Early Burlite Brake Info?

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WyvernRH
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Early Burlite Brake Info?

Postby WyvernRH » Thu Mar 14, 2024 10:56 am

I'm engaged in some component shuffling across the collection at the moment and I came across this pair of early Burlite centrepulls in the spare brakes box. Now, while I can find a little info and a couple of photos across the Web I cannot find any pictures of them fitted to a bike or any definite info on their time period (just post WWII?) or how widely they were used (only in the UK?).
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I'd like to use them on one of my bikes, but I would prefer them to be on an appropriate frame.

So, has anybody found any images of them fitted to a bike or any extra info/catalog mention that isn't on the ClassicLightweights webpage?

Richard

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Re: Early Burlite Brake Info?

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Fri Mar 15, 2024 7:30 am

Richard
have you asked at https://www.retrobike.co.uk/forums/retr ... c-road.12/
I can ask if you don't want to become a member

Philip

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Re: Early Burlite Brake Info?

Postby WyvernRH » Mon Mar 18, 2024 10:36 am

Clydesdale Scot wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2024 7:30 am
Richard
have you asked at https://www.retrobike.co.uk/forums/retr ... c-road.12/
I can ask if you don't want to become a member

Philip
Ah, thank you Philip, I had forgotten about that forum. I did have a membership a long time ago, but I'll probably have to re-join.
I'll let folk know what the results are...

Richard

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Re: Early Burlite Brake Info?

Postby WyvernRH » Thu Mar 21, 2024 9:15 pm

Oh, just found a pair on e-Bay.
https://tinyurl.com/4xve4tcv
I think I need to upgrade my security if this is realistic!

Richard

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Re: Early Burlite Brake Info?

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Fri Mar 22, 2024 7:34 am

I had a look through the seller's inventory. Nice range at prices I am not prepared to pay.
I have several items on my bikes.
It depends if the seller ever sells the high-end components at anything like the listed price.

Given the response on Retrobike, it would appear the Burlite brakes are rare.
The next step would be to go through the material in the V-CC library and/or ask in their newsletter.

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