re: [CR]Question about logic of "unequal" brake reach

(Example: Framebuilding:Restoration)

Date: Fri, 29 Feb 2008 16:05:10 -0800
From: "Jack Fortune" <jfortune52@gmail.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: re: [CR]Question about logic of "unequal" brake reach


> ... wondered about this ourselves. there's a Hetchins in the back room with: > > 27 inch wheels ... > period campy long reach brakes ... with a campy drop bolt on the back end > . > what's up with that ... although it's kind of neat. >

I'm pretty sure the reason Campagnolo made the drop bolt was so that their brakes could be retro-fitted to frames built for uneven brake reach.

It seems that in the early 1970's there were still Universal brakes being manufactured (If I remember correctly) that had a longer reach on the rear - I had a friend whose Atala was this way.

regards,

Jack Fortune
Eugene, Oregon USA