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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 4:42 pm 
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Hi, I'm rennovating a 1970 Harry Hall (http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=56742) and the bike came fitted with Weinmann Type 500 quick release calipers front and rear. Everything else was Campagnolo from 1970 so far as I can make out.

Am I correct in thinking these brakes are a later addition? If so what would are the likely candidates for original calipers? Anyone want to swap the correct ones for these?!

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Joe


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 9:26 am 
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They were definitely around in the 70s; very common on time trial bikes cos they were very light and cheap.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 11:49 am 
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aah ok cool, thanks for letting me know


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 6:03 pm 
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Weinmann 500's have been around since the late 40's/early 50's until at least the late 80's so OK for lots of builds.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 3:37 pm 
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At around 1970, I dont they were they were QR tho', but you could buy this as an aftermarket fitting later.
Do they have a nut + locknut at the front, or a plastic cover over the nut with a tiny interior spiggot looking out which allowed you to centre the caliper with a socket. Despite my poor wording, if its got the plastic bit, you'll know what I mean. These definitely were late 70's onwards.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:20 pm 
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Hi pigman, there is no plastic bit as you described only the conical locknut and a washer nut? Perhaps a pic will explain better than I can!

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If anyone has any late 60s / early 70s campagnolo calipers and levers in excellent condition please let me know! (pref. record/s. record)[/img]


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:51 pm 
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I had them like that with the QR's in the 60's. They look in good condition.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:13 pm 
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Ah thanks ned - correct era then. Got it into my mind that I want full campagnolo now though unfortunately! Oh, and they are in fantastic condition, a little bit of metal polish brought them up like new.


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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 9:17 pm 
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The correct Campag brake callipers for 1970 do not have Campag engraved on the arms and are incredibly rare - fetching typically $750-1000 on Ebay.

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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 10:00 am 
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fetching typically $750-1000 on Ebay.


Yeah, but I doubt there are hardly any cyclists in the UK who would pay anywhere near that sort of price, unless it was for "investment/speculation".

So buy them in the UK for 50GBP and then sell them on Ebay to Americans and the Japanese for ten times the price.


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