Centerpull to sidepull conversion; was Re: [CR]Mongrel back on the road.

(Example: Framebuilding:Tubing:Falck)

From: "Charles T. Young" <youngc@ptd.net>
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Subject: Centerpull to sidepull conversion; was Re: [CR]Mongrel back on the road.
Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2006 21:29:24 -0400
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The conversion of a Weinmann 610 to "sidepull" operation has been on the web for a few years on this handsome Redcay:

http://www.geocities.com/cyqlist/redcay.html

http://www.geocities.com/cyqlist/brake.jpg

No idea how well it works but I suppose a little trig would tell me what the cable pull is relative to a conventional CP arrangement. It has intrigued me but not enough to try it... yet.

Yo Weigle: nice paint work. Is that chainstay repair sleeved?

http://www.geocities.com/cyqlist/saam.html

Charlie Young
Honey Brook, PA
USA


----- Original Message -----
From: Chuck Schmidt
To: CR CR
Sent: Monday, September 18, 2006 7:41 PM
Subject: Re: [CR]Mongrel back on the road.



> Jon Williams wrote:
>
>> Here's some pics of that funky chrome bike I picked up last week with
>> some
>> of its dignity restored, built up as a knock around "townie" bike with
>> some
>> style. It actually rides really well.(snip)
>
>
> Jon, I've never seen a MAFAC Racer centerpull brake caliper turned into a
> "sidepull" brake before.
>
> http://uci.net/~brennan/cb3.jpg
>
> How well does this work? Seems like the leverage wouldn't be too good...
>
> Chuck Schmidt
> South Pasadena, Southern California
> United States of America