Classic & Vintage - Weinmann Brake Question
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Just curious, but what era and model is this brake? Kinda looks like an attempt at a cantilever without having to put studs on the forks and stays....
05-31-08, 04:28 PM
Late '80s, I believe.
06-01-08, 12:02 AM
I have a couple of sets of those Weinmann brakes, and like them a lot--much less mushy than regular centerpulls. The first sighting of them I've found is in a 1984 Motobecane catalog:
Don't know but I have a set on my '83 Galaxy, not sure if they are original or not, and I find them to be slightly flexy under hard braking, but they do the job
06-01-08, 09:24 AM
I have a couple of sets of those Weinmann brakes, and like them a lot--much less mushy than regular centerpulls.
The pin-connected bars take the straddle cable flex and springback out of the brake-actuation movement. There's a roller-equipped hook that does something similar, and uses the straddle cables; but probably not so efficiently.
06-01-08, 10:54 AM
I have a set that came off a Motobecane Grand Touring that was identical to the one in the catalog scan. With Kool Stop pads, they are much better stoppers than the regular Weinmann/Dia Comp center pulls I have on some other bikes.
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