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    Modolo Brakes

    I took my new Fuji track out today. First day in 6 weeks that the weather around here wasn't sub zero. Well my first ride proved to me I need brakes or I will be killed in traffic. Any suggestions? I was looking at a set of 1990,s Modolo Mach 3 levers and calipers.

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    Yeah those are pretty cool brakes
    Quote Originally Posted by sefb222 View Post
    a good reason to form a demolition derby, for fixed gear bikes and the fools who love them.

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    How much do the Modolo's cost and why do you like them?

    I ride with a front brake, which I rarely use but when I need it I need it.

    Weight mattered to me more than braking efficiency or cost, and so I got a single-pivot super light brake from Cane Creek.
    It doesn't do that great a job of stopping me, but neither will it throw me over the handlebars and, like I said, it weighs almost nothing.

    I think I'll go look for a picture of the Modolo's.

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    Well, I was looking to go for an old school look. My bike is a left over 2002. Polished parts not black. I just thought the non-aero lever would look nice.

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    modolo brakes and levers from that period are great. The hoods may be discoloured now though, if you care about that kind of thing (my ex girlfriend did so i replaced the levers with crappy shimano ones... her loss). They made them in a ridiculous range of colours but the ones I have are just plain... They are probably aero style FYI. The hoods have a little hole in the top but I assume that is so they only ever had to manufacture one model of hood. If they are 1990s then they are almost certainly aero style.
    Last edited by Shiznaz; 02-20-07 at 05:06 PM.

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