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Category:  Brakes
Name:  Edco
Brand:  Edco
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Years:  1993 - ?
Country:  Switzerland
Added By: aixaix on 03/25/14
Updated By: aixaix on 03/25/14
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Design Category hydraulic brake/shift leverCable Adjuster
Quick Release Attachment Bolt Type
Cable Attachment BoltFront of Arm Markings
Back of Arm MarkingsReach Category
Min ReachMax Reach
General Information
Introduced in 1993, these are almost certainly the first hydraulic brake/shifters ever made:
http://www.edcoengineering.nl/edco/about-us/igp-1993.html
They are beautifully designed and finished, and perform well. They work with single and dual cylinder Magura rim brakes.The brake lever and shift lever share the same pivot. The brake lever action is glass-smooth as you would expect from hydraulics. The left shifter handles triples and the right is indexed for Shimano 8-speed. More like thumbies than brifters, their unusual location takes some getting used to. They index accurately and feel comfortable once you remember where they are.

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Emanuel Lowi: Edco (Edouard Dubied et Cie) was primarily a major manufacturer of machinery for the textile industry and was in existence for more than a century -- it closed finally in 1988... Bicycle components were a sideline. Company history here in French: https://fr.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edouard_Dubied_%26_Cie
 
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