Re: [Classicrendezvous] Classic brakes Ballili and Weinmann

(Example: Production Builders:Cinelli)

Date: Tue, 03 Oct 2000 11:24:34 -0800
From: "Chuck Schmidt" <>
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Classic brakes Ballili and Weinmann
References: <> wrote:
> I agree with noticing the uncanny similarity between Balilla, Weinmann,
> Universal, Zues, and Superbe brake calipers. Who was the first with that
> design, I do not know, but I would guess it was either Universal or Balilla.
> As far as Shimano or Campy are concerned, I beileve that neither infringed on
> each others "patent-rights" since it was an European company by the name of
> something like "Altenburger" that first came up with the dual pivot design in
> the mid-sixties. Regretfully it was never targeted to the Racing market and I
> think it eventually shriveled on the vine as it were. Actually this would be
> a good question to ask Cycle-Art since they sold/had several of these
> calipers, but I don't know how to contact them. Cheers,
> Dave

Well actually Jim Cunningham is on this list. Jim is at and CyclArt is at (mapped)