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Amani576 09-23-08 07:06 PM

Aero Brake Levers...
 
I'm curious about whether Weinmann 750 centerpulls are short pull, or long pull, or if it really matters at all.
I'm planning on putting aero levers on my Raleigh and need to know if the difference is important. I'm looking at Tektro levers, btw. Which I thought were cheaper on Rivendell, but, are actually cheaper on Universal.
The levers in question are these -
http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...&category=1597
http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...&category=1597

Thanks for the help all.
GR

Edit: After looking at it, it would be GREAT if it was long pull because that's the only one that they have black and silver available for.

Jeff Wills 09-23-08 10:47 PM


Originally Posted by Amani576 (Post 7529907)
I'm curious about whether Weinmann 750 centerpulls are short pull, or long pull, or if it really matters at all.
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Edit: After looking at it, it would be GREAT if it was long pull because that's the only one that they have black and silver available for.

Sorry- all Weinmann centerpull brakes use the old "standard" pull levers, aka "short" cable pull. "Long" pull levers are meant to work with MTB "V" brakes or disk brakes.

(BTW: I think the black/silver in the description means the hood is black and the lever is silver.)

In theory, you could use long pull levers with your centerpull calipers, but this will result in lower leverage and thus less power at the brake pad. Centerpull brakes are generally weaker to begin with, so you'll be making weak system weaker.

anti.team 09-23-08 11:08 PM

You could use these instead:
http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...ke+Levers.aspx

There is no pic but they are the same shape as the others. I have them on my bike and really like them.

dharvesh102 09-23-08 11:25 PM

RE:Aero Brake Levers...
 
Brake should be very important to the vehicle.
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Dharvesh

Blaze Infotech


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