Re: [CR] front caliper for 60s-70s path racer

Example: Framebuilders:Chris Pauley

From: Barb and Dan Artley <>
To: Classic Rendezvous <>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2009 21:02:59 -0400
Subject: Re: [CR] front caliper for 60s-70s path racer

A Weinmann 500 sidepull would not only be appropriate, but would work as well as Campagnolo. In the 60's there were thin brass washers between the caliper arms, very little flex, good leverage, a very nice little brake. Took me a while to find all the washers I needed for mine, searching my old shop's parts bins, but makes for very nice braking. Maybe a bit later, but certainly almost unnoticeably different from the Weinmann pads would be a pair of the generic Mathausers. It would have real stopping power.

Right now I have an old Frejus track w/ the inherited Universal mod 51 on the front. And now with a matching rear brake for the already drilled rear seat stay brace and fresh GB pads, leave some space for slower braking.

Dan Artley in Parkton, Maryland

Archive-URL: Date: Mon, 18 May 2009 13:16:13 -0700 From: andrew gura <ag(AT)> Subject: [CR] front caliper for 60s-70s path racer

i'm in need of a front brake caliper recommendation for a 1960s path racer with a drilled front fork.

i recently had the fork beatifully reworked from an uneven backyard-style drilling to the more modern recessed bolt style. thanks, joe bell!

an (off-topic) shimano 105 caliper fits pretty much perfectly but i would like to put something more period correct on it. the bike will be outfitted with predominantly campagnolo componentry.

so i need a short reach caliper with a recessed bolt but with 60s-70s aesthetics.

do i need to frankenstein something together or is there hope?

it appears to be approximately 37mm from the center of the hole to the mid-point on the rim sidewall.

any suggestions would be appreciated.

thank you

andrew gura
silver lake, california