Re: [CR] Brakes and flex

(Example: Framebuilders:Norman Taylor)

Date: Wed, 05 Jan 2011 12:09:09 -0500
From: "Daniel Artley" <>
To: "Classic Rendezvous" <>
Subject: Re: [CR] Brakes and flex

Back in the seventies/eighties I preferred the braided wire brake cables over the stiffer Campagnolo cables. The Campy cables combined with their sidepulls were so stiff that if you ran over a small pebble or rock while braking the tire would 'skip' for a little jump. The braided wires soaked up those little skips and still seemed to brake as well. The modern pressed stainless seems a great compromise and works so well with plastic lined housing and Triflow juiced through. Just my opinion.

Happy trails,

Dan Artley in Parkton, Maryland