[CR] Brakes and flex

Example: Framebuilders:Alex Singer

I use Campanolo Record 70's and early 80's, 1st generation brakes and notice no brake flex when slowing down fast coming down Mt. Diablo at 30 mph. Some of the older Mafac and Universal I did notice brake flex. Since discarded. Modern brakes like Dura-Ace and Campagnolo Record have gotten stronger looking in appearance but if I didn't notice and flex in on period brakes why the big change in brake design. And I wouldn't mention those CADD machined brakes. Is it that in racing you need every bit of stopping power you can get with no flex. Or is just an evolution in bicycle components.

Charles Nighbor Architect
Walnut Creek, CA USA

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