RE: [CR] originality vs rideability in brakes


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From: Warren Young <wyoung@stonehenge.ca>
To: "Classicrendezvous (E-mail)" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: RE: [CR] originality vs rideability in brakes
Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2002 11:49:03 -0500


I have never encountered a brake that stops as fast as the CLB 2 brakesets. They are the "self-energizing" ones that have a skewed pivot point They use the rim drag to engage the brakes even harder. They appear to work too well...so I pulled them off the thrift store UO-8 they were on (yes) and will save them for the right french bike...whatever that is. Anyone know whether they they are classic or not? Maybe they are 80's gear.

Warren Young
Toronto