Re: [CR]weinmann vs. universal centerpulls

(Example: Framebuilders:Cecil Behringer)

Date: Thu, 07 Jul 2005 17:05:45 -0800
From: "Chuck Schmidt" <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]weinmann vs. universal centerpulls
References: <42CDBEBA.7020401@erols.com>


Harvey Sachs wrote:
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> My Hetchins came with Universal 61s. Even with the original pads, they inspire confidence by their combination of good feel/modulation and adequate power with the force my 60 year old fingers can maintain. Last week, I set up 68s on my NOS Weigle, which wants longer sidepulls than the modern fashion, with Universal levers. It was a bit scary, and I will change to levers that need more lever travel to take up cable, so they have more mechanical advantage.
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> Like most of us, Universals are quirky. In this case, great when set up right, impossible to adjust toe-in (guaranteed to break), lousy hood rubber but fine pads, poor chroming on the CP hardware...

Exactly my experiences Harvey with my newly acquired early sixties Masi Special (thanks Charles) with Universal mod. 61s. As you say, they inspire confidence!

Chuck "confidence is good" Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California

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