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Old 02-20-07, 03:55 PM   #1
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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
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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.

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