> I find it hard to believe that Weinmann > centerpulls are getting such a bad rap. > I do remember that they were hard to center...
What planet are we on? Doesn't everyone know about the special
tool that one uses for centering Weinmann center pull brakes:
If you set up Weinmann center-pulls with "Italian" i.e. (Universal or Campagnolo) levers and cables, and better brake blocks... they will out-perform almost any other caliper available. And if you can't center them using the special tool, I'd be totally shocked.
I'm not too keen/chuffed/enamored with their early side-pull
brakes, but the latter side-pulls - e.g. the Weinmann 605
calipers - are wonderful, even if their appearance is a bit
rough. Again, with the right levers, they're as powerful as
anything available. Unfortunately, yet again, you need an
extraordinarily rare centering tool:
Best regards to all the classic mecánicos out there,
Fred Rednor - Arlignton, Virginia (USA)