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Old 04-05-21, 10:52 AM
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Roller brake cable yoke question

My bike has mafac raids and I was thinking of putting a roller yoke on vs the old style shimano yoke that it presently has. I was looking at the grand diacompe but for a few dollars more the Rene Herse ones look quite nice aesthetically. Do the brakes feel different/act better with a roller yoke?


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Old 04-05-21, 12:40 PM
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My bike has mafac raids and I was thinking of putting a roller yoke on vs the old style shimano yoke that it presently has. I was looking at the grand diacompe but for a few dollars more the Rene Herse ones look quite nice aesthetically. Do the brakes feel different/act better with a roller yoke?


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https://www.renehersecycles.com/shop...le-cable-yoke/
In my experience, I preferred either a conventional yoke or, even more preferably, one that can "lock" the cable wtth a set screw.I found it easier to maintain adjustment. I went a little further than that with Oddyssey Straddle Rods on my Pedersen Self Energizing brakes.
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Originally Posted by Bianchi84 View Post
In my experience, I preferred either a conventional yoke or, even more preferably, one that can "lock" the cable wtth a set screw.I found it easier to maintain adjustment. I went a little further than that with Oddyssey Straddle Rods on my Pedersen Self Energizing brakes.

WOW that is some secure yoke alright
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I like the way the Rh looks, but it one disadvantage for me. It is intended that the cable terminates within the yoke, which makes for a clean look, but it makes it more complicated to pull up a little cable when it is time to adjust the brake. I don't really see any operational advantages, so I am thinking about replacing the yokes that came on my RH brakes with plain vanilla Weinmann units from the parts bucket.
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The rollers work best with a brake that tends to have high spring tension. I ran the Dia-compe ones on Mafac canti brakes, and they didn't creep at all. Also high straddle cables keep them in place better, like the Mafac, or the high profile Dia-compe.

My limited experience with the Compass brakes complete with rollers was not great. They would not stay centered, it's possible the yoke was too low because of the way that bike was setup.
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Originally Posted by Bianchi84 View Post
In my experience, I preferred either a conventional yoke or, even more preferably, one that can "lock" the cable wtth a set screw.I found it easier to maintain adjustment. I went a little further than that with Oddyssey Straddle Rods on my Pedersen Self Energizing brakes.

Are these still being produced? If not, screw you for showing off such a cool piece of unobtainable bike obscura.
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Are these still being produced? If not, screw you for showing off such a cool piece of unobtainable bike obscura.
The straddle rods aren't. I got mine off of a popular auction site (be careful; they come in 2 different lengths and it's hard to tell which you need until it doesn't fit). The Pedersen Self Energizing brakes have an internal helix that increases grip as pads are pulled forward by rim when braking. They're not made either. When Sutour took over the design they made rear only (can't switch fronts and rears or I guess they de-energize) because they said fronts were too strong and dangerous .
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I have used both and see/feel no difference between the two. The roller yoke does look nice but a greased standard yoke works just as well, in my opinion. Make sure that the yoke cable is without kinks or bends, and Bob's your uncle.
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