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Brake Levers with old Nuovo/Super Record Campy Brakes

Old 09-23-16, 12:08 PM
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Brake Levers with old Nuovo/Super Record Campy Brakes

I am thinking of changing my vintage Merckx to Campy 10 speed and was wondering if the cable pull on the 10 speed Campy Brifters would be compatible for older Campy Nuovo Record/Super Record Brakes. To keep some of the vintage look I was thinking of keeping the brake calipers, seat post and get a vintage looking 10 speed crank with the newer 10 speed derailleurs and levers.
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This is the set up on my commuting bike. Campy Ergo levers with Campy NR standard reach (and nutted attachment for the fenders) calipers. While not quite as powerful as dual pivot or canti brakes (as on other of my bikes) I stop just fine. In fact I prefer the more solid feel of this set up to the mushy feel that completely modern dual pivot calipers can have. I do run Scott Mathouser pads and rims with machined brake tracks. Andy.
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This is the set up on my commuting bike. Campy Ergo levers with Campy NR standard reach (and nutted attachment for the fenders) calipers. While not quite as powerful as dual pivot or canti brakes (as on other of my bikes) I stop just fine. In fact I prefer the more solid feel of this set up to the mushy feel that completely modern dual pivot calipers can have. I do run Scott Mathouser pads and rims with machined brake tracks. Andy.
Thanks for the response Andrew, mine as short reach so should have just a bit more bite. Looking at the Centaur brakes on my other bike it looks like the front brake caliper is the only one with the double pivot anyway. that surprised me an I had never paid attention to that when I first built that bike up.
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Yes, Campy has mixed pivot counts on their "racing" stuff for years. Single in the rear to reduce weight and reduce rear wheel lock up (less leverage) and dual for the front for strongest power on the end that will safe your hide. Andy.
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