I have 1983 Trek 600 that I absolutely love. But I am also a avid user of my vintage bike. It is my commuter bike and I use it everyday.
I've been dissatisfied with the performance of my breaks lately, and I am tempted to upgrade to a newer side pull dual pivot caliper.
But I'm wondering if this is a great faux pas in vintage bikes. My bike currently has the original breaks from 1983 (Weinnman 605, side pull single pivot).
I really want to take care of my bike and preserve its vintage quality -- but good breaks in the city of Boston are pretty important.
So, I'm wondering if people who really care about preserving vintage bikes have an opinion. In other words, if I got new calipers, would real hard core hobbyists look down on me for doing so.