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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:24 pm 
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B&T Manx are lovely, and take a nice polish:

http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/co ... rakes.html

Resilions certainly deserve a mention:

http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/co ... story.html

Among the more modern single-pivots, SunTour Superbe Pro and MAVIC 451 brakes, both made by Dia Compe, are hard to beat for elegance, though I have to confess to a soft spot for the Campag Monoplaners as well.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:19 pm 
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DA 7401 levers and calipers with Gooey pads :)
as here...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/51987088@N ... 7138222801


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:57 pm 
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Pierre wrote:
Just wondering, after finding out about exotic and unusual brakes on the mountain bike side of the forum, if there have been similarly weird and wonderful creations for road bikes.

This 1935 Schulz has some of the most interesting brakes I've ever seen, both front and rear:

http://www.reneherse.com/Schultz.html

Click the pictures for much bigger ones. The front is like a chromed steel V-brake on U-brake mounts:

http://www.reneherse.com/images/DSC_00333.JPG

The rear still has me scratching my head years after I first saw it:

http://www.reneherse.com/images/DSC_00302.JPG

http://www.reneherse.com/images/DSC_0035.JPG

The whole bike is a feast for lovers of quirk.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:59 pm 
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Pierre wrote:
Just wondering, after finding out about exotic and unusual brakes on the mountain bike side of the forum, if there have been similarly weird and wonderful creations for road bikes.

Magura HS77 exotic enough for you?

http://i424.photobucket.com/albums/pp32 ... 11a3_3.jpg

http://julmtb.com/forum/images/uploads/ ... 77_848.jpg


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:11 pm 
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one-eyed_jim wrote:
Pierre wrote:
Just wondering, after finding out about exotic and unusual brakes on the mountain bike side of the forum, if there have been similarly weird and wonderful creations for road bikes.

Magura HS77 exotic enough for you?

http://i424.photobucket.com/albums/pp32 ... 11a3_3.jpg

http://julmtb.com/forum/images/uploads/ ... 77_848.jpg


aliens! :shock: :shock:


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:12 am 
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Wow - this is more like it! Those Resilions look superb, and the brakes on that Schulz are, as you say, eye-boggling!

Magura have recently brought out newer hydraulics, which look slightly less alien than those HS77s, but they are still pretty awesome...


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:56 am 
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Just Googled the old Magura's looks like I missed the boat :(

Heres the new ones anyway (modern Delta anyone?)

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:05 am 
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Tel wrote:
Just Googled the old Magura's looks like I missed the boat :(

Heres the new ones anyway (modern Delta anyone?)

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bloody hell! you could start with those and build the bike around it! :)


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:21 am 
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They're rather lovely, aren't they? Shame the lever-end options are mostly ugly. If I could crowbar a reservoir and plunger into a Campagnolo EPS lever, I think it would make a great - and cable-less - build...


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:44 am 
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i have never had any complaints about the good old campag nuovo record calipers - anything that can stop 14 stones of scottish beef on a one in 5 descent can't be bad!!!

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