[CR]brake caliper tension.

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From: "matt yee" <mattmatthew@hawaii.rr.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2003 23:22:05 -1000
Subject: [CR]brake caliper tension.

Hi all -

I was just curious bout something. I noticed that older sidepull brake calipers have a ton more spring tension than, say, newer dual pivot brakes. My friend has some old Modolo calipers - and without the correct tools they were not FUN to put on at all. At least the dual pivots were fairly easy to do with very rudimentary tools. Wondering though why there's so much more tension on the springs than the new stuff? Are there differences between the old Italian stuff and other contemporary component manufacturers?

Matt Yee
Honolulu, HI