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Old 04-20-05, 03:39 AM
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Vintage Modolo Brakes

can someone tell me the difference between MODOLO speedy,Flash and competition.?
Are these good quality brake and do there have a WEB site for reference and diagram.

Thanks in advance for helping .
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Originally Posted by Lew
can someone tell me the difference between MODOLO speedy,Flash and competition.?
Are these good quality brake and do there have a WEB site for reference and diagram.

Thanks in advance for helping .
Lew

Lew, Modolo are very good quality and function well. I can't tell you the difference between those models though; I'm partial to the Professional & Master Professional models (early round/engraved style preferred). I have noticed that the Speedy is finished nearly as well, and seem to stop as well too. I suspect they're not as durable as the top models, or use cheaper materials. They also have a simpler quick release.
The only Modolo I've seen that I really don't care for, is called a "Corsa". They look like a bottom of the barrel offering.

Here are some nice pictures:

http://www.yellowjersey.org/modolo.html
http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Ita...odolo_main.htm
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Originally Posted by TheOtherGuy
Lew, Modolo are very good quality and function well. I can't tell you the difference between those models though; I'm partial to the Professional & Master Professional models (early round/engraved style preferred). I have noticed that the Speedy is finished nearly as well, and seem to stop as well too. I suspect they're not as durable as the top models, or use cheaper materials. They also have a simpler quick release.
The only Modolo I've seen that I really don't care for, is called a "Corsa". They look like a bottom of the barrel offering.

Here are some nice pictures:

http://www.yellowjersey.org/modolo.html
http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Ita...odolo_main.htm

Very Informative.Wat about MIche competition brake from france ,i think they are using modolo brake pad.Check with bike shop said it comes with it as original pad.
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I'm pretty sure that Miche was (and still is, I think) an Italian manufacturer. Modolo supplied lots and lots of aftermarket pads to the world - dunno why they wouldn't have cut OEM deals as well...

Yeah, they still make a wide variety of road bike parts, still out of Italy, and it doesn't look like they import to America. They were always on bikes a step below the Modolo level.
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Originally Posted by luker
I'm pretty sure that Miche was (and still is, I think) an Italian manufacturer. Modolo supplied lots and lots of aftermarket pads to the world - dunno why they wouldn't have cut OEM deals as well...

Yeah, they still make a wide variety of road bike parts, still out of Italy, and it doesn't look like they import to America. They were always on bikes a step below the Modolo level.

could it be Modolo manufacture them and oem to Miche.
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Are Modolo Brake still in production?
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I believe they're still in production. Modolo makes a brifter called "Morphos" or something similar that are supposed to be able to run either Campy Ergo or Shimano STI shifting. No experience.

Modolo brakes and Miche cranks were common on midline Bianchis in the 80s.


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Originally Posted by Walter
... Modolo brakes and Miche cranks were common on midline Bianchis in the 80s.
True. My tre tubi Bianchi "Campione d' Italia" came with Modolo Speedy brakes, Campag. NR derailleurs, Campag. GS pedals, and Ofmega cranks. I switched to Shimano aero brake handles because I could not comfortably grab the Modolos rapidly in a panic stop, and I switched to Campag. calipers because I found a pair for $10 at a yard sale. The Modolo calipers worked at least as well as the Campags., which is a not a strong endorsement.
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Modolo were standard on alot of mid 80's treks. My
670 has a nice set of equipe brakes.
I believe that Modolo was the manufacter and
they supplied various other marques (i.e. MAvic brakes
were made by Modolo ).
Modolo still is in existance, produces alot of bars both
CF and Alu.
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Here is some pics of my MICHE but modolo made brake set.

Can someone help to id the model since it is label as Miche competition and maybe production year.

BTW I bought a stem brand Pearl8 stamp on it which is japan made.
I have seen this same stem some 20 years ago ,this pearl stem have very high quality standard in term of material used, finish and well polish.
Anione can provide some info?
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These are later model ('90's?) Miche/Modolo. Sintered brake pads are the cat's meow when its wet outside. Nitto made a bunch of stems, still do, I think. The Pearl was the top of the line, bitd. The number indicates the size, I think. Attached is a black Pearl 10 with gold-plated fittings. Got it in a box of junk; its never been used.
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any Nitto web site ?

I think 8 for shorrter stem ,10 for slightly longer.
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