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Old 10-07-13, 01:10 PM   #26
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MAFAC, easily.
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Originally Posted by John E View Post
The correct Weinmann centerpull model number is Vainqueur 999. 610 and 750 refer to the reaches, with 610 front / 750 rear common on English and Japanese bikes. If you are dissatisfied w/ the stopping power of your vintage brakes, try replacing the pads w/ salmon Koolstops and the housings w/ modern low-compression stuff.
Yes! This is what I plan to do. Hopefully it doesn't lead to me replacing the brakes, but if it does, I'll be looking at these Tektros maybe.

Originally Posted by nfmisso View Post
and if you want real stopping power, while sacrificing some of the vintage aspects, go with Tektro dual pivot side pulls - they stop like a linear pull brake.
Thanks for the info!
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