Classic & Vintage - Weinmann Brakes and a 1982 Peugeot
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Hi all. I have recently been given a 1982 Peugot PH9. Now I can't actually find any ifo about this specific bike but I do know it is 1982, made in Canada by Procycle. Not a super high end bike at all but very nice and I like it as a project. Finding a 6 speed chain, new freewheel and cables will be easy. But I like the look of the original Weinmann brakes http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Switzerland/Weinmann.htm and was hoping to find some new hoods for them. The original brown rubber hoods are all cracked and falling apart. Any ideas? Thanks.
I think there are lots of Weinmann brakes that go on sale at eBay regularly.
A 400/500/600 series brakeset will be appropriate for the bike, just shop around for features you want. The Weinmanns that came with your bike originally might be the most basic model they supplied at that time, but you can upgrade to at least an 80's 505 or 605 model with a nice, although still basic quick release system on it and maybe even tire guides at the brake shoes.
Good thing with Weinmanns too is that they supplied so many Euro bike makers, thus produced so many brakesets, that I don't think spare parts are that hard to come by and are relatively cheap.
My experience with Weinmanns had been that they are pretty much good "workhorse" brakesets, nothing really fancy but good rugged solid designed brakeset.
12-06-10, 12:56 PM
.... I like the look of the original Weinmann brakes and was hoping to find some new hoods for them. The original brown rubber hoods are all cracked and falling apart....
I fine that these inexpensive Diacompe hoods (http://www.niagaracycle.com/product_info.php?products_id=1573) fit many old Weinmann levers quite well.
PS - Some were branded Cane Creek as below.
Thank's for the replies. Those DiaCompe hoods look pretty darn close to the Weinmann's. I'll check Ebay and some other places. For now I don't think I will upgrade the bike much. This is just a fun project for now and not meant to be too much of a money pit.
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