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Old 05-31-08, 03:15 PM   #1
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Weinmann Brake Question

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....
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Late '80s, I believe.
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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:

http://equusbicycle.com/bike/motobec...becane0006.jpg

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Old 06-01-08, 02:08 AM   #4
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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
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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.
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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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