Re: [CR]weinmann vs. universal centerpulls

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Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2005 16:03:35 -0400
From: "Sheldon Brown" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]weinmann vs. universal centerpulls

Louis Schulman wrote:
>The only reason to use the Universal levers is if you are a stickler
>for original equipment.

Not quite...I believe the Universal levers have the distinction the _lightest_ drop-bar brake levers ever. They certainly were back in the day. Possibly also the most fragile too...
> If you are more concerned about using the brakes, the Weinmann
>levers are much better.

As are almost anything else. I used the Universal levers for quite a while myself...fortunately I've got very long fingers, but unfortunately they're not very strong.

Then I "upgraded" to very early Moldolo aero levers, which turned out to be even worse! The lever blades were so narrow they hurt my fingers.

(Not to be confused with modern aero levers from Campagnolo, Shimano and Tektro/Cane Creek, which work _much_ better than _any_ old style exposed-cable levers.)

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