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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:12 pm 
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If I was going to upgrade from 80's SLR I'd just put modern dual pivots on the bike - like those nutted Tektro mid reach brakes. In fact I'm toying with getting a set to upgrade my Ellis Briggs - I'm having trouble getting the old dura ace to brake half decently. Maybe another set of pads is called for.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:28 pm 
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For brakes of the day Modolo Prof with the sintered blocks gave the best stopping power some modern blocks & cables with the older calipers give better results than the original kit


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Modolo brakes were very nice I put the modolo equipe model on a Kas virus replica I put together

they are very nice


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:37 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:37 pm 
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If I was going to upgrade from 80's SLR I'd just put modern dual pivots on the bike - like those nutted Tektro mid reach brakes. In fact I'm toying with getting a set to upgrade my Ellis Briggs - I'm having trouble getting the old dura ace to brake half decently. Maybe another set of pads is called for.


Before you change the brake blocks give them a good rub on the braking surface with a piece of course sandpaper as they can get a glaze on them.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:15 pm 
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I just built my brakes out of the bits that remained reliable/viable from two or three sets. One of my Modolos broke a spring. The thread on both pivot bolts disintegrated. One of my Shimano 600 stirrups developed a hairline crack at the brake block slot. So now I'm using Modolo stirrup arms on Shimano bolts and springs, with generic blocks. Campag levers with Modolo 919 anatomic hoods. I should've got two or three pairs of those hoods instead of one back in 2000 or whenever it was. I actually prefer the shape of the Modolo lever blade- flattened out near the tip- over the Campagnolo, but I don't have the Modolo levers any more. In every other dimensional particular I'd say the Modolo levers at/near the top of the range are faithful Campag copies, and equal quality. Mavic are rebadged Modolo. The Modolo sintered blocks are reputed to wear out rims pretty fast.


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I had some modolos bitd and thought the sinterized blocks were crap. They were better than rubber blocks in heavy rain, but in every other scenario the rubber ones were better.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:34 am 
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Best looking brakes from the 80s? A contender would be Campagnolo Chorus Monoplaner calipers - and they worked well, too.

Of course, if you have Shimano levers with them, you don't have a quick release, but this shouldn't be a problem, seeing as it's the 80s - you are running 19mm tyres anyway! :wink:


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