Lewis (cantilever)
Main Photo
Category:  Brakes
Name:  Lewis (cantilever)
Brand:  Lewis
Years:  N/A
Country:  France
Added By: peterbman on 03/13/14
Updated By: peterbman on 02/02/16
Additional Photos - click for full size
Lewis (cantilever)Lewis (cantilever)Lewis (cantilever)Lewis (cantilever)
 Verify Component Photos
Design Category CantileverCable Adjuster
Quick Release Attachment Bolt Type
Cable Attachment BoltFront of Arm MarkingsLewis Mle Depose
Back of Arm MarkingsReach CategoryCantilever
Min ReachMax Reach
General Information
Robert van Driel: "Le Lewis parts were developed by constructeur Louis Villemus from the Rhône-Alpes area, the marque being a pun on his first name. These components were around from the mid 1930s to the late 1940s. Villemus was an oldtimer competing with youngsters like Herse and Singer in the Concourses of the 1940s. One of his machines won the Grand Prix Duralumin category "serie" in 1946. "Lewis" then joined company with the mighty Etienne Bernadet, who inspired a generation of builders through the Reyhand bikes he co-developed and rode to victory in 3 consecutive Grand Prix in the 1930s. Although he's largely forgotten, Villemus seems to have had some influence. There had been earlier models, but the Lewis cantilever brakes appear to have been the blueprint for the slightly later and near identical Mafacs....I believe it's safe to say there would have been no Mafac Racers and Raids without the work of Louis "Lewis" Villemus, ..."
See Incorrect Information? Log-in to submit report.  
Additional Resources
Resources:Reference & Charts
User Comments
Required
  Loading Comments

By pressing Verify below, you express verification that the photos shown are indeed of the component listed. Please do not verify if you are not sure that all photos are of the correct item. If you identify a photo that is NOT of the correct item, please use the Report feature to flag that photo.

Note: You can not verify photos that you have uploaded.
VeloBase v.2.8.7 - a Fischer Frameworks application, Copyright © (2023) - All rights reserved.
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Find the information on VeloBase.com useful? Please consider donating a few dollars towards the web-hosting cost. Thank you.