RE: [Classicrendezvous] Modolo Kronos brakes

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From: Chuck Taylor <>
Subject: RE: [Classicrendezvous] Modolo Kronos brakes
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 11:01:59 -0400

Monkey man wrote: >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
> Knocking around in an
> old Mafac Racer box is a much newer Modolo Kronos "brakeset". We all know
> these things as the smaller, lighter, weaker predecessor to the Campy
> Delta
> speed modulators. Anyway, I'm thinking of selling them and was wondering
> if anyone had any ideas of their value. I've seen the levers alone go for
> $60 and have never seen a full set for sale since the 80's. My box
> contains: 2 pairs of levers one lever cracked and repaired with super
> glue;
> a pair of the brakes with half worn pads, but the rubber covers complete
> and intact; a pair of NIB lever hoods and 8 NOS brake pads; plus the
> actual
> instruction book/owners manual which lists my brakes as #4069 and #4070.
> Any info on the brakes and their value would be nice. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

I have only pre-ebay value info to share. I purchased a full usable set (levers w/ fine latex covers) about 5 years ago for about $100, another set with very, very little use about 2.5 years ago on r.b.m. for $150. If you remove the rubber boot from the calipers (bit of a pain getting them back on), you'll see the underside of the main caliper housing inscribed by hand with the serial numbers listed in the manual. I've got several pairs of these calipers and a number of cracked bodies (they tend to crack when used) with serial numbers ranging from low 4 digits to 5 digits. All appear to have serial numbers that are inscribed by the same hand.

I think that most people hate these things as they are very poor for stopping purposes, and as mentioned tended to crack. They are light, and tiny, and cool looking tho.