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Old 05-21-18, 04:11 PM
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Weinmann Delta Brakes - info desired

Any history or personal experience with these is appreciated.
Anybody got a lead on buying a small part for them, or 1 brake to cannibalize.
Looks like aero brake hoods, so I'm guessing late 80s.


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Old 05-21-18, 07:33 PM
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Velobase lists these as the Delta Pro.

VeloBase.com - Component: Weinmann AG Delta Pro

Almost zero comments on Velobase for any of the 4 variants of this brake.


This could be a component obscure enough to build a bike around. What obscure frame and fork would be appropriate?
I already have a Mondia (Swiss like Weinmann), that will NOT be getting them.
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Got the "non-condomed" version of the brakes on my ALAN Carbonio. Definitely not the strongest brakes, as most Delta type brakes go, but I think, this is not helped by the teensy weenie brake pads on the calipers. They look kinda cool/anti Campy Delta though, which makes for an off-beat C&V build, for sure!
like the Campy Delta, people ask for too much money for them, considering their performance. Lucky, I got mine, NOS, for a bargain some years ago, right before the retro-bike fad came up and drove the prices of a lot of C&V components through the roof!
for some reason, I did not find them as hard to set up as my Campy Deltas.....I think, much of it was because the anchor bolts for the cables were easier to get at with those removable rubber covers on the front face plate.....plus, I did not have to buy a special sized allen head wrench that the Campy Delta needed (3.5mm)...

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Thanks for that @Chombi1.

Hopng to find a black Condor.
Your version looks very nice on the Alan.
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Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
Almost zero comments on Velobase for any of the 4 variants of this brake.
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If you can't say anything nice...
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Originally Posted by Lascauxcaveman View Post
If you can't say anything nice...
Maybe the Weinmann brakes are just sub-optimal. I can deal with that ......and know someone who confesses the same.


Actually, there aren't a lot of comments on Velobase, given the thousands of components listed. "Brakes' had almost 600 entries.
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The lack of comments is a reflection of how few manufacturers used them as OEM spec. The proper model name is Weinmann Delta 531 Pro. They are not in the 1983 Weinmann catalog but I have a 1986 advertisement showing the non-Pro version, so they appear to have been introduced circa 1984-1986. I've seen the Pro version used on some TT bicycles but can't comment on their performance. I find it interesting that just as Shimano was discontinuing their Parapull AX brakes, Campagnolo, Modolo & Weinmann were introducing their own aero models.
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Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
Any history or personal experience with these is appreciated.
Anybody got a lead on buying a small part for them, or 1 brake to cannibalize.
Looks like aero brake hoods, so I'm guessing late 80s.
There was a lone caliper, listed as N.O.S. for a few months on CL/Chicago. Seller had absurdly priced but if one must......

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