I have my '88 Tommasini back into fighting shape and love riding it except for the (truly scary) Modolo Speedy brakes. I think they are named "Speedy" because even after gripping them as hard as you can you are still traveling at a high rate of speed.
I think new brake pads are in order (the ones on the bike are the originals, I think, and they're as hard as rocks). But I've been warned by a local expert that the brakes aren't going to be that good even after I'm done.
Would I be better off finding some vintage Campy Record brakes and selling off the Modolos? I know I'd have to pay for the upgrade, but the rest of the bike is Campy Record, and if the Campys of the era were really that much better I would go ahead and go through the upgrade. Or are Campy Records of the era really not much better?
I know I could just get new brake pads and try but thought I'd figure out if it is going to be worth the trouble...