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Old 05-13-10, 02:53 PM
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Sixty Fiver
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I run Mafac Racers on my UO8, Dura Ace on my Gran Sport, Weinmann on my '51 CCM. and Zeus 2000 on my Cooper... all these brakes work exceptionally well and in many cases it has a lot to do with the levers and brake pads you use to maximize leverage and effective contact.

There are few center pull brakes better than Mafacs... the adjustable straddle cable allows one to adjust the mechanical leverage and the racer was very popular for early cyclocross racers due to it's clearance and power it offered.

It took side pull brakes a long time to catch up or at least exceed center pulls in the stopping department... the Zeus 2000 center pulls are amazing as they are among the lightest center pulls I have used and are far better than the Campy side pulls I was using.
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