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 Post subject: Re: Centre pull brakes
PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:40 am 
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I just about survived.

I think after growing up with Weinmann sidepulls on steel rims, centrepulls on alloy rims were a revelation. I think I only realised quite recently that brakes could be used for stopping and not just slowing down a bit.

More than one crash I had was down to hopeless brakes, I never knew it didn't have to be that way. I dislocated my shoulder in one crash and now have the beginnings of rheumatism as a reminder.


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 Post subject: Re: Centre pull brakes
PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:52 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Interesting about the upmarket bushings, I wonder if they are cross compatible?
I have never had a set of 2000s only racers and various canti's.
I find with brakes it is horses for courses with the older rides and while I have discs, dura Ace 7700 sidepulls to modern cantis I find my Mafac Racers when set up right are pretty decent brakes.
Speaking of rubbish brakes, I had a set of Weinmann Dynamic sidepulls and they must have been the worst brakes I have encountered. I have a NOS set up in the loft as well but I tell myself they will be good for spares for something and by not selling them I could be saving someone some serious injury ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Centre pull brakes
PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:54 pm 
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Well, with my gorilla like hands, the arms themselves flex. I supposed I should give a ride out rather than worry about what it looks like in the stand.

I'll report back if I survive.


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 Post subject: Re: Centre pull brakes
PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:48 pm 
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steampowered wrote:
I just about survived.

I think after growing up with Weinmann sidepulls on steel rims, centrepulls on alloy rims werea revelation. I think I only realised quite recently that brakes could be used for stopping and not just slowing down a bit.

More than one crash I had was down to hopeless brakes, I never knew it didn't have to be that way. I dislocated my shoulder in one crash and now have the beginnings of rheumatism as a reminder.

Oh the good old day's of wet chrome rims :|


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 Post subject: Re: Centre pull brakes
PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:06 pm 
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Jamiedyer wrote:
. Speaking of rubbish brakes, I had a set of Weinmann Dynamic sidepulls and they must have been the worst brakes I have encountered. I have a NOS set up in the loft as well but I tell myself they will be good for spares for something and by not selling them I could be saving someone some serious injury ;)


Weren't they the Weinmann follow up to the GB Syncron?

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The original design was by Altenburger I think. An early 'dual-pivot' design.


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 Post subject: Re: Centre pull brakes
PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:59 pm 
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Back when there wasn't a huge amount of choice I always much preferred properly working centre pulls over the alternative but also found the right pad material for the rim made a huge difference and there's a lot more choice in that department now.

I've got some (that I can't remember the name of them now but they do very good quality Modolo replacements) in the shiny gold Mafac 2000's on my Sid Mottram and they stop superbly well with a lovely progressive feel


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