Join Date: Jul 2000
Bikes: 1959 Capo; 1980 Peugeot PKN-10; 1981 Bianchi; 1988 Schwinn KOM-10;
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Originally Posted by toomanybikes
... The only off-note is the brake levers. They are old 105 aero's. I guess the owner wanted to run his brake cables under the tape. ...
I did the same conversion on my Bianchi because, for me, Campag. or Modolo brake handles require an uncomfortably long reach. I can grab Weinmanns and most Shimanos much more rapidly and securely. Another advantage of aero handles is that they typically offer about a 10% boost in braking leverage (4.5:1 instead of 4:1).
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Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
Bianchi: 1981 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069