I have finally sorted out the cockpit for the Waterford. Finding the right brake levers for the short sweptback length of the Philippe Touriste bars took a while.
Inverse levers were out because of the bar end shifters. The VO city brake levers I planned on using turned out to be to long. I mounted an old MAFAC guidonnet lever but that did not come around far enough for a good grip from the hand postion at the end of the bar. Soma’s Urban Cross levers turned out to be pretty close to ideal.
I replaced the clunky handlebar mount of the pretty VO brass bell with a clamp from an old brake lever that can be covered by the Cinelli cork bar wrap I’ll be using. The stem is a NOS FX Sakae. I removed the logo and swapped out the heavy steel expander wedge for a lighter Nitto wedge I had. I really like the the look of the clean front, hidden bolt design of the stem. Campagnolo 10spd bar end shifter, Soma brake lever and bell are now all accessible from the same hand position.
The slight drop of the bars will make for a better weight distribution on the low trail bike and a bit more aggressive (but still comfy) riding position then would have been had from city bars with lots of rise. All in all looking pretty good.