RE: [CR]Side Pull Selection


Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2006 18:56:56 -0800 (PST)
From: Fred Rafael Rednor <fred_rednor@yahoo.com>
Subject: RE: [CR]Side Pull Selection
To: kohl57@starpower.net
In-Reply-To: <200601272351.k0RNpBEK029638@ms-smtp-03-eri0.southeast.rr.com>
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

Rob,
    It's kind of ironic. You're correct that in "days of yore" everyone had Weinmanns. But today, all the classic lightweights you see are using Campagnolo brakes. As for the pads, I wouldn't use the originals on any of these brakes, even if that means sacrificing originality.
     It is true that the Campagnolo brakes are easier to adjust and center. To me, that was their real advantage. As far as stopping power is concerned, I believe Universal were the best of the lot. But they were the most difficult to adjust and center.
    By the way, when did you get that Legnano? I saw lots of Atala, Legnano and Frejus with NR derailleurs and hubs but very few of them had Campagnolo brakes. This would be during the 1960s and early 1970s.
     Best regards,
     Fred
>
>
> To each his own.
> I've worn out my share of brakes.
> I think Campagnolo had better feel, easier to adjust, easier
> to keep
> centered and the brake pads didn't glaze over as easy.
> Peter said everyone had Campagnolo. In my neighborhood
> everyone had Weinman.
> From a Schwinn Stingray up thru a Raleigh International.
> And when I could afford a NR Legnano I never looked back.
> Regards,
> Rob Dayton
> USA
> -----Original Message-----
> From: classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org
> [mailto:classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org] On Behalf Of
> Fred Rafael
> Rednor
> Sent: Friday, January 27, 2006 5:34 PM
> To: kohl57@starpower.net
> Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
> Subject: Re: [CR]Side Pull Selection
>
> 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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