I'm curious as to whether or not anyone knows who makes this brake lever or if anyone makes one like it. I know the bike in the image is a Montreal-based company called Bassi that primarily sells through the shop in the same town called "C&L Cycles" however I emailed them and received no response. I appreciate any and all help! Thank you!

brake lever

Here is another image of the brake lever on the bike

brake lever with bike

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    Could that bike get anymore hipster? – ShemSeger Nov 25 '14 at 6:05
  • Surely it should be on the left hand side of the stem. – DWGKNZ Dec 1 '14 at 21:03
  • I'd love to see a video of someone using this, I imagine trying to stop suddenly with hands this close together would end in a catastrophic case of the wobbles. Which would damage your wooden bar! – DWGKNZ Dec 1 '14 at 21:05
  • In late 2017 those image links are dead. This is why image links should be avoided, and images be uploaded to stackexchange directly. – Criggie Nov 10 '17 at 22:46

It's almost certainly a Gran Compe SHOT LEVER two handle brake lever. This description matches quite well and there's some comments on Bike Forums.

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Simply, both levers operate the same brake, but on a narrow bar where you don't have room for two levers for two brakes it's a good compromise.

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