I'm building a road bike for my friend and in need of some decent duel-pivot brakes. I remember buying a good pair of Ultegra 6500's for around $25 a few years ago on eBay. Now it seems like they are going closer to $60!
However there is an abundance of Campagnolo brakes for sale relatively cheap. Their main drawback is the lack of quick release at the brake to remove the wheel without deflating the tire. Does anyone have an ingenious way around this problem? I'm committed to using the Shimano brifters he's provided so switching isn't an option. Ive thought of notching the caliper and using a reducing ferrule. So to activate the "quick release," I just pull the reducing ferrule out of its place, sliding the cabe thorough the notch, and letting the brake housing slip down, reducing tension and opening the calipers. But I'm not 100% this would work and not sure if I want to cut a big notch out of some nice shiny brakes.
Any input and ideas are welcome!