I built a bike up from spare parts a few ebay parts. The shifters are 7 speed RX100/105 pair. They were purchased separately hence the rx100 on the left and the 105 on the right. The rx100 left shifter is a double. The 105 right shifter is a 7 speed. The front caliper is a Dia-compe single pivot and the rear caliper is a Shimano 105 dual pivot. I could not use my matching 105 front caliper because the reach of it was too short by about 4-5mm so I had to dig in my bike coop for a workable front brake and found the nice Dia-compe single pivot. It is styled like the newer brakes so its fairly recent.
When the brakes are squeezed, you can touch the handlebars with the tips of the brake levers. They feel almost squishy once they start to hit the wheel.
I'm used to setting up v-brakes and cantilevers, this is my first road bike style brakes.
I put all new housings in place, just standard spiral housing. I adjusted the pad distance to be a tad forgiving but I didn't think that would be a big deal but apparently it might be. Am I supposed to be adjusting the pads so they barely are touching when the brakes aren't being used? Am I missing something?