brian blum wrote:
> Did the original Weinmann brakes copy Ballili(sp?) of Italy? The original
> Weinmann were almost identical, was there no patent or was there a licensing
I would say that Weinmann, Balilla, and Zeus etc. were all in response to the very successful and popular MAFAC Racer (Forge Dural) from the early 50s. No patents in effect.
A question I have asked, that always goes unanswered, is the uncanny similarities in the Campagnolo and Shimano dual-pivot brakesets. Particularily when disassembled into their respective individual parts. Some third party must have sold the rights to both Campagnolo and Shimano. Anyone know the lowdown?
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