Modern brakes with that retro style - options?
I'm doing a high-end neo retro porteur build on a great '83 Marinoni frame, and want to install some brakes that perform well but retain the classic aesthetics from days past.
The brake reach I need is 47-57mm and the brakes will need to function with my 37mm fenders.
I'd like to go with a centerpull design to retain the retro styling, if possible.
At the moment, I'm considering the following:
Paul "Medium" Racer standard mount: http://www.paulcomp.com/racerm.html My current preference, but $140 each :eek:
Dia Compe Gran Compe: http://www.velo-orange.com/grco610cncbr.html Half the price of the Pauls, solid history.
Velo orange has some very nice looking side pull brakes: http://www.velo-orange.com/grcrulorecab.html but they have a very "dual pivot" look and I don't like the plastic parts (purely aesthetic).
Does anyone have any experience with these, or know of other brakes that may fit the bill?
I've searched the net and not much info is available.