Re: [CR]originality vs rideability

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From: "feldman" <feldmanbike@yahoo.com>
To: "garth libre" <rabbitman@mindspring.com>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <001701c1963f$3047c340$f5b856d1@Marta>
Subject: Re: [CR]originality vs rideability
Date: Sat, 5 Jan 2002 18:01:49 -0800


Dual pivots have nothing over any other brakes except for reduced effort needed at the lever, good for folks with small hands. A Mafac system will stop as well as any other and better than most when equipped with modern
cables and pads.
David FEldman
Vancouver WA


----- Original Message -----
From: garth libre
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Sent: Saturday, January 05, 2002 3:17 PM
Subject: [CR]originality vs rideability


I somewhat object to the notion that dual pivot brakes somehow stop faster than flexy old fashioned sidepulls or centerpulls. I believe that any brake is limited by the quality of the pads and the rim interface. I have not yet owned a bike that I could not cause to lockup either the front or the rear wheel. Locking up the front or even coming close will cause an over the bars accident, and locking up the rear is just a waste of good rubber and bad technique. I have never owned a dual pivot but I have ridden them, and can not remember being shocked by the short stopping distances over classic systems. I am sure that there is something good about dual pivots but I don't think it can be shortened braking distance. Garth Libre in Surfside Fl.

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