Re: [CR] Who has trouble stopping with vintage sidepulls

(Example: Framebuilding:Tubing:Falck)

To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2009 12:40:39 -0800
From: donald gillies <gillies@ece.ubc.ca>
Subject: Re: [CR] Who has trouble stopping with vintage sidepulls


I have only had problems stopping with CAMPAGNOLO pads.

There is a steep 11% grade near my house, and it's 2 blocks long and about 25 houses long. I nearly freaked out the first time I went down on my ALAN because I realized that my Campagnolo Gransport brakes would slow - but not stop - my bicycle on this grade.

I ditched those pads and installed Shimano M505's and more recently, Jagwires in the Campy Holders - no probs!

- Don Gillies San Diego, CA, USA

P.S. My favorite brakes are weinmann 610's, but they can also be dangerous with dried-out pads. I have never had problems stopping on a bike with fresh pads - vintage or modern.