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Old 09-28-17, 09:28 AM
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John E
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Bikes: 1959 Capo Modell Campagnolo; 1960 Capo Sieger (2); 1962 Carlton Franco Suisse; 1970 Peugeot UO-8; 1982 Bianchi Campione d'Italia; 1988 Schwinn Project KOM-10;

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Thumism's suggestion does look like a great solution. Those of us with regular Weinmann or DiaCompe centerpulls can use it, as well, with the added benefit of being able to vary the tradeoff between leverage and pad closure rate. My straddle cables are starting to look a bit rusty, so I am going to try this when I replace them. Buy a regular double-ended full length brake cable, cut off what you need from the barrel end, and keep the longer piece of cable, with the teardrop end, for use as a regular brake cable with drop bars.
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Capo: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger (2), S/N 42624, 42597
Carlton: 1962 Franco Suisse, S/N K7911
Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
Bianchi: 1982 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069
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