Re: [CR]Side Pull Selection

Subject: Re: [CR]Side Pull Selection
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2006 21:54:30 +0000

True, but many Campy bikes came with non-Campy brakes, at least until you upgraded. Not much later (1974?) the Dura-Ace copies came out. I recall Weinmanns and Universals in teh Chicago shops, and at least the bike sales dudes I found didn't like the Universals. One said I'd be better off with Balilla centerpulls than any sidepull. He sold Fiorelli bikes.

I'd go for the Weinmanns. I had them and they worked well. Not as hard a lever pull as Campys, once the shoes engaged the rim. Lever shape also not as nice as Campy and Modolo (of slightly later days)

Ken Freeman
Ann Arbor, MI

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> Let's see.........


\r?\n> In 1971 if it WASN'T Campagnolo I didn't want to ride it.


\r?\n> We drooled to get a Campagnolo bike. Nothing came close.


\r?\n> We only used other equipment 'cause we couldn't afford Campagnolo.


\r?\n> Rob Dayton

\r?\n> Charlotte, NC

\r?\n> USA


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\r?\n> Date: Friday, January 27, 2006 4:25 pm

\r?\n> Subject: [CR]Side Pull Selection


\r?\n> > So it's 1971 and you have a really nice racing bike you want to

\r?\n> > spec for

\r?\n> > fast time trial stuff. You don't want Campagnolo Record brakes because

\r?\n> > everyone has them and you think one of the two would be better and

\r?\n> > lighter:

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> > Universal 68s

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> > or

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> > Weinmann 500s

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> > Which would you pick? Neither might be an answer if a good period

\r?\n> > correct

\r?\n> > alternate were suggested.

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> > Peter Kohler

\r?\n> > Washington DC USA

\r?\n> >

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