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Old 10-07-13, 01:10 PM   #26
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The correct Weinmann centerpull model number is Vainqueur 999. 610 and 750 refer to the reaches, with 610 front / 750 rear common on English and Japanese bikes. If you are dissatisfied w/ the stopping power of your vintage brakes, try replacing the pads w/ salmon Koolstops and the housings w/ modern low-compression stuff.
Yes! This is what I plan to do. Hopefully it doesn't lead to me replacing the brakes, but if it does, I'll be looking at these Tektros maybe.


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and if you want real stopping power, while sacrificing some of the vintage aspects, go with Tektro dual pivot side pulls - they stop like a linear pull brake.
Thanks for the info!
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