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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:55 pm 
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Hi,

I'm building up an old touring bike from the 60's/70's. Frame has no markings so identification is hard for me (that's probably a whole thread on it's own when it's done), although I'm told it was built by a Bristol frame builder in the 60's - I'm not really knowledgable enough to to confirm this.

It came with a Weinmann 500 on the back and nothing on the front. I've measured the reach on both to be 55mm, but ideally I want a caliper that I won't need to change if I ever end up changing to 700c. So I need a caliper that can reach to both 55mm + 59mm right? So far I've only found the Weinmann 730 that satisfies this (and from what I read the braking might be a bit rubbish?). I'm not to worried about it being the right period as some of the components are already a bit of a mix. Ideally I'd want something that doesn't look too modern though. Any suggestions on something that might be suitable?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:02 am 
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Go for an old set of Weinmann, Dia-Compe or Mafac centre pulls. Lots of range and good braking performance. Will look right too.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:45 pm 
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Yeah that makes sense now actually. Not sure why I didn't consider that in the first place! I'll keep looking at eBay. Thanks for your help.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 12:02 am 
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I have a pair or 2 of mafacs if you pm me i will do pics to your email addy.. top ones are approx 30 quid posted others about 15 posted.. will


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:06 am 
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Weinmann 610. DOUBLE PIVOT I got one up front on my fixie and performance is quite fair ;) stops my bike in a blink of an eye ;)
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6002/6010 ... b170_o.jpg


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 11:18 am 
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if it came with a weinmamm 500 then thats a very short reach to start with, I ran them on my TT bike in the 70's :) I think the madac would look more period than double pivot and less hassle about allen key fitting etc.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:37 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:16 pm 
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1960's Bristol builder?

Where's Keith when you need him?


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:25 pm 
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Old Ned wrote:
1960's Bristol builder?

Where's Keith when you need him?

when I lived there most cyclists were on either a Fred Baker or an Overbury steed
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