Re: [CR]Side Pull Selection


Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2006 14:34:27 -0800 (PST)
From: Fred Rafael Rednor <fred_rednor@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Side Pull Selection
To: kohl57@starpower.net
In-Reply-To: <77112a77259a.77259a77112a@southeast.rr.com>
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

Maybe so - but the Weinman stopped your bike just as well if not better. They just weren't as "classy" as the Campagnolo brakes. The main thing going for the Campagnolo brakes were the lever, which was much nicer than Weinmann. The Weinmann unit uses the same piece for the lever pivot and as a holder for the mounting screw.

Campagnolo (and Universal levers) have those functions performed by separate pieces. Now, my Atala came equipped with Universal levers and Weinmann brakes, so there's a precedent for that.
    Regards,
    Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia (USA)


--- rdayton@carolina.rr.com wrote:


> Let's see.........
>
> In 1971 if it WASN'T Campagnolo I didn't want to ride it.
>
> We drooled to get a Campagnolo bike. Nothing came close.
>
> We only used other equipment 'cause we couldn't afford
> Campagnolo.
>
> Rob Dayton
> Charlotte, NC
> USA
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "kohl57@starpower.net" <kohl57@starpower.net>
> Date: Friday, January 27, 2006 4:25 pm
> Subject: [CR]Side Pull Selection
>
> > So it's 1971 and you have a really nice racing bike you
> want to
> > spec for
> > fast time trial stuff. You don't want Campagnolo Record
> brakes because
> > everyone has them and you think one of the two would be
> better and
> > lighter:
> >
> > Universal 68s
> >
> > or
> >
> > Weinmann 500s
> >
> > Which would you pick? Neither might be an answer if a good
> period
> > correct
> > alternate were suggested.
> >
> > Peter Kohler
> > Washington DC USA
> >
> >
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