Re: Basket Cases
Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:44 pm
Bully fanatic wrote:So David, can I enter my Sherpa in this clutch pull competition? There is a big difference between those two levers. I know which one I`d prefer. That`s why I still stick with the Amals on all of my :Bultaco: s. Much better leverage.
AMAL levers are certainly a wonderful example of industrial art. I went and took these photos tonight and as I looked around deciding which AMAL to take a photo of, realised that all my Spanish bikes have AMAL levers, which is just how I like it. I reckon Spanish bikes look strange with something else and other bikes look strange with AMAL levers.
As well as looking strange on a KT, the AMALs hole spacing at 23mm is certainly better than Japanese levers at 25mm, but still doesn't match the 20mm of the Ballard's levers.
The bottom photo shows a Ballard's lever and a recently-manufactured genuine AMAL lever, soon to go on a Bultaco M85 Alpina
The upper photo is a 1970s AMAL lever on a M138 Alpina
As for the clutch pull competition Bullylover, yes I think it would be highly interesting for you to take part in the clutch pull competition