Re: [CR]Hurtful things said about Weinmann centerpulls


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Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2008 17:59:49 -0800 (PST)
From: "Fred Rednor" <fred_rednor@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Hurtful things said about Weinmann centerpulls
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <7cfd35eca3a10dbf962ba50c7c77036a@comcast.net>


> 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: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Adjustable_wrench.jpg

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: http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00945907000P?keyword=45907
      Best regards to all the classic mec├ínicos out there,
      Fred Rednor - Arlignton, Virginia (USA)