Re: [CR]lightest brakes?


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Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2008 10:48:39 -0800 (PST)
From: "Peter Naiman" <hetchinspete1@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]lightest brakes?
To: Hilary Stone <hilary.stone@blueyonder.co.uk>, Charles Andrews <chasds@mindspring.com>
In-Reply-To: <47B87CA9.2080607@blueyonder.co.uk>
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

Hilary: If those are the short reach brakes I'm thinking of, I believe the calipers were magnesium or some light weight metal, not that I'm knowledgeable about such. I had these mounted to a Vitus 979, and even when I weighed 145lbs, they still wouldn't stop the bike very well.

Peter Naiman Milwaukee, WI

Hilary Stone <hilary.stone@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote: CLB Compact Pro - 92g per calliper...

Hilary Stone, Bristol, England

Charles Andrews wrote:
> I searched the list archives, but came up with nothing much of use.
>
> What were the lightest brakes commonly in use on racing bikes in the 70s
> or early 80s? within the CR timeline, anyway? If you were tricking out
> your bike with all the aftermarket lightweight stuff (like Omas, or
> Weyless, or High-E or Edco or similar), what brakes would you use?
>
> I've been inclining toward some of those Modolo Pros with the titanium
> hardware...but I wonder if plain old Universal 68s wouldn't be lighter.
> the Galli brakes with titanium and alloy hardware also seem quite light.
> We're including matching levers..unless there was some super-light
> lever I don't know about.
>
> I'm slowly assembling parts for a tricked out lightweight 70s bike, but
> the brakes are a hang-up.
>
> what says the list?

>

> Thanks!

>

> Charles Andrews

> Los Angeles