[CR]Weinmann Carrera

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From: "Mark J. Encarnacion" <markenki@hotmail.com>
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Thu, 05 Jun 2003 13:27:55 -0700
Subject: [CR]Weinmann Carrera

I finally have the Weinmann Carrera brakeset that I remember from my youth:




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!


Mark Bellevue, WA

Mark J. EncarnaciĆ³n <mark@encarnacion.org>