Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like :The Dirty Kanza". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-02-10, 12:06 PM   #1
B17
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 282
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Brake levers with no return springs- suitable for all cantis?

I just bought a set of vintage Campagnolo levers on eBay for a mostly Campy CX project. They were advertised as C-Record, and they are aero (cables run beneath bar tape). Found out a couple of hours later thru the Web that this model may not have return springs. I know that Campagnolo's older calipers were designed so that return springs on the levers were unnecessary, but I don't know how well they'd work with modern cantis. I have a set of Campagnolo HP cantilevers and a set of Tektro CR-520s (Just like the 720s but instead of black or matte silver, these are polished silver). Is proper operation simply a matter of setup and making certain the cables are tight, or must I have return springs in the lever themselves for best braking?
B17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-10, 09:50 AM   #2
Cynikal
Team Beer
 
Cynikal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Sacramento CA
Bikes: Too Many
Posts: 5,920
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
You should be fine without a return spring in the lever. The tektros or similar have enough spring in the caliper.

Last edited by Cynikal; 05-03-10 at 09:50 AM. Reason: I can't speel
Cynikal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-10, 09:21 PM   #3
B17
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 282
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks!
B17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-10, 10:58 AM   #4
bluenote157
Senior Member
 
bluenote157's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: DC
Bikes: Surly CC, Raleigh Team Pro, Specialized Rockhopper
Posts: 958
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
hey.. where did you get those 520s?
bluenote157 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-10, 03:02 AM   #5
B17
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 282
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I got them from a seller called Zepnat on ebay. Just search for Tektro CR520. There's one auction going right now. I should add that they are not truly polished, but they are definitely shiny. You'll see the image in the auction.

Last edited by B17; 05-16-10 at 03:05 AM.
B17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:07 AM.