Re: [CR] Universal 68s

Example: Framebuilders:Alberto Masi
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Date: Fri, 15 May 2009 02:37:25 -0400
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Subject: Re: [CR] Universal 68s

My first "pro" bike was a NOS 1971 Gitane Super Corsa that I bought new in 1973. It had a Reynolds 531 frame with all Campy NR components except for Mafac Competition brakes. I got it new for a whopping $150!

I wanted something more sexy than Mafacs. Campy brakes were both hard to find and cost almost more than I paid for the whole bike.

I purchased a set of Universal 68s for about $18. The Universal brake pads were the worst stopping - no, slowing down pads I'd ever used. They didn't stop at all. They were good for rim polishing, that's all!

I switched to red Weinmann 4 block brake pads. They worked a lot better.

Chas. Colerich Oakland, CA USA

Cinelli recommended them as they did not hit the DT near the shifters , Campy and all others (knock offs clones etc) did damage and even dent the DT. 68s swing UNDER the tube


bike to work day was quite something , I did not think it was possible to ride 40 miles