Re: [CR]Record calipers are Record calipers? Not.


Example: Framebuilders:Doug Fattic

From: Donald Gillies <gillies@cs.ubc.ca>
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2004 11:31:28 -0700 (PDT)
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Record calipers are Record calipers? Not.

Steven Willis is correct about the weinmann calipers and levers needed for a 1974 raleigh international - plastic bushings, bolts through the back of the caliper - weinmann big-drillium levers - carlton hoods. However, there are subtle variations between the late 1960's calipers and levers and carriers, and the mid-1970's calipers and levers and carriers. Here is a web page that summarizes some of the differences.

http://www.ece.ubc.ca/~gillies/weinmann.html

I ran into trouble when i bought a mid-late 1960's brakeset that looked EXACTLY like the right one (in a blurry ebay picture), and not a single part of that brakeset would have interchanged with my 1974 bicycle. Gosh!

- Don Gillies
San Diego, CA