Re: [CR]Information sought Dia-Compe Center-Pulls

Date: Sat, 29 May 2004 16:56:49 -0700 (PDT)
From: Fred Rafael Rednor <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Information sought Dia-Compe Center-Pulls
To: Mick Butler <>,
In-Reply-To: <>

I think Mick has it right, although I believe there may have been 2 models with ball bearing pivots. If you folks can wait until Tuesday I can tell you for certain. That's when I'll be able to get to my office where the old Dia-Compe catalogue sits in a desk drawer.

In fact, a couple of years ago I photo-copied the page with this info for someone on the CR list. So best yet, I can scan the page and put it on an easily acessable Web site.
      Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia

--- Mick Butler wrote:

> If my memory serves me well think the Dia-Compe center-pull

\r?\n> was called the

\r?\n> "New Gran-Compe 450" these mostly definetly had wheel guides

\r?\n> and sealed

\r?\n> roller bearing pivots and were about in 1981. Brilliant

\r?\n> brakes. Are these

\r?\n> the ones?




\r?\n> Best wishes and be lucky. Michael Butler Huntingdon UK.






\r?\n> >From: "Steven Willis" <>

\r?\n> >To: "Jason Cloutier" <>,"Classic Rendezvous"


\r?\n> ><>

\r?\n> >Subject: Re: [CR]Information sought

\r?\n> >Date: Sat, 29 May 2004 09:17:27 -0700

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> >I had some on my old touring bike very nice with sealed

\r?\n> bearing pivots too

\r?\n> >but long gone now.

\r?\n> >Steven Willis

\r?\n> >1778 East Second Street

\r?\n> >Scotch Plains NJ 07076

\r?\n> >908-322-9022

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> >----- Original Message -----

\r?\n> >From: "Jason Cloutier" <>

\r?\n> >To: "Classic Rendezvous" <>

\r?\n> >Sent: Saturday, May 29, 2004 5:44 AM

\r?\n> >Subject: [CR]Information sought

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> > > I am trying to find information about, and possibly

\r?\n> > > purchase, some DiaCompe center pull brakes that are

\r?\n> > > upgraded copies of Mafac Racer brakes. These were

\r?\n> > > late 1970s/early 1980s vintage brakes that were

\r?\n> > > supplied on some high end Japanese touring bikes.

\r?\n> > > They were usually seen with brazed-on pivots. They

\r?\n> > > had wheel guides as part of the caliper arms. They

\r?\n> > > also had ball bearing pivots. I am going strictly

\r?\n> > > from memory on this and I may have some details wrong.

\r?\n> > >

\r?\n> > > If you have any information on these brakes or know a

\r?\n> > > source where I may purchase them, please contact me.

\r?\n> > >

\r?\n> > > Enjoy the long weekend!

\r?\n> > >

\r?\n> > > Jason Cloutier

\r?\n> > > Pawtucket, RI