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^^^^^
I don't know that brakes have improved that much. I still have the brake calipers from a 1980's Dura Ace group on one bike. It stops just as well as the bike with D/A calipers from the current 10 speed group. The new one's are perhaps slightly easier to modulate.

In the time frame set by the OP, we're talking 1987. Not exactly ancient. Clipless pedals were reasonably common, Shimano had a well functioning indexed shifting system, and there were even CF frames.
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