Re: [CR]Weinmann Carrera

(Example: Component Manufacturers:Ideale)

From: "Thomas R. Adams, Jr." <kctommy@msn.com>
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Weinmann Carrera
Date: Thu, 05 Jun 2003 20:46:21 +0000


Nice pick up! I've got a set of Carerras on my Marinoni, of unknown vintage. Mine are non aero. Reach on the long reach versions (which I think you have) is plenty for 700c tires and fenders. I'm running 700 x 32 mm Panaracer Paselas and the frame has plenty of fender clearance with these tires, but the Carerra's reached the rim with some room to spare. More reach, I think, than standard Campy style brakes.

Brakes squealed badly when first installed, but some judicious bending fixed em, and braking power seems fine. Beware of confusing shop mechanics though, who haven't seen the "backwards" quick release before.

Tom Adams, Shrewsbury NJ


>From: "Mark J. Encarnacion"


>Reply-To: mark@encarnacion.org
>To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
>Subject: [CR]Weinmann Carrera
>Date: Thu, 05 Jun 2003 13:27:55 -0700
>
>I finally have the Weinmann Carrera brakeset that I remember from my
>youth:
>
>http://ebay.com/<blah>
>
>or
>
>http://tinyurl.com/dkvh
>
>Woohoo! I didn't expect to get them for that price (I was the only
>bidder), but I think the misspelled "Weinmann" may have had
>something to do with it. Or maybe nobody else wants them. Fine
>with me!
>
>I don't see any difference between these brake calipers and the ones
>on the CR site:
>http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Switzerland/Weinm_carr_pix.htm
>However, the brake levers do look different, and not just because of
>the different color. Several questions:
>Does anybody know what years these two brake sets are from? (The
>eBay seller guessed early 80's for his/my set.)
>Does the one on the CR site have aero cable routing? It's hard to
>tell from the photo.
>How good are these brakes at actually stopping?
>What is their reach?
>
>Thanks for any input you may provide!
>
>Cheers,
>
>Mark
>Bellevue, WA
>
>--
>Mark J. EncarnaciĆ³n


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