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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:47 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:39 pm
Posts: 98
Location: Notts Derbys border
I've read about the supposed poor functioning of Delta brakes so, just to clear up all this negativity surrounding my Delta brakes. No, I've not used them to descend an alpine pass but, I have actually used these numerous times on my renovated 1995 Langdale Lightweight 653 steel bike with them coupled up to Campagnolo 8 speed Ergolevers and... they've functioned perfectly at all times.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:20 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:19 pm
Posts: 63
Deltas are fab if set up properly. I used mine on the Eroica Gaiole last year, for instance. The lever thing is patently nonsense; I did use the correct levers because I have that kind of OCD, but there's nothing special to them. You do need a Campag lever with the integral quick release for the brake to be able to remove the wheel easily, unless you're running very narrow tyres; in theory the "Powergrade" adjuster on the 3rd gen C-Record (and CDA Century) brake lever is helpful for setup of 3rd and 4th gen brakes (your brakes are Record 4th gen) but I have the later 5-pivot, 5th gen type so can't comment. What you do need is a 3.5mm allen key (now fairly easy to get) and some patience in the installation. It's also important to set them up with the pads a little further off the brake track than you might do with a modern brake, to get sufficient modulation.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:09 am 
Old School Grand Master

Joined: Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:42 am
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^^^^ that's exactly my experience. An extra few minutes thinking time during set up pays dividends.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:23 pm 
Old School Hero

Joined: Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:41 pm
Posts: 226
I have deltas on my Lemond, never had an issue, I also bought a set in the 80’s I used on an Eddy Merckx for years, never any issues with that set either. Lemond, Indurain,Roche all won the tour with them so not a bad endorsement, like any precision part if fitted and set up correctly they work fine.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:09 am 
Devout Dirtbag

Joined: Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:03 pm
Posts: 109
Are these brakes still for sale & if so how much


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:29 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:39 pm
Posts: 98
Location: Notts Derbys border
Yes, they're still for sale. Same price £220 posted. I nearly put them back on my bike!


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:14 am 
Devout Dirtbag

Joined: Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:18 pm
Posts: 142
Chest_Rockwell wrote:
Suffolk roads wrote:
Only quoting what campag state.
The delta brakes were really useless I changed mine for ultegra 600 in the 80s.


Not terribly constructive comments on a "for sale" post. :facepalm:


Agreed. I have noticed some here have “attitude.”


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 Post subject: Re: Re:
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:28 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:48 pm
Posts: 33
Vetus Ossa wrote:
Chest_Rockwell wrote:
Suffolk roads wrote:
Only quoting what campag state.
The delta brakes were really useless I changed mine for ultegra 600 in the 80s.


Not terribly constructive comments on a "for sale" post. :facepalm:


Agreed. I have noticed some here have “attitude.”


Think he's trying to talk the price down, by the looks of things. :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:41 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

Joined: Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:03 pm
Posts: 109
When you are paying severall hundred pounds for a set of brakes they need to be a1.
Some people with no intention of buying the said item seem to keep interfering they need to get a life!


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:32 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:21 am
Posts: 251
Get real. No 30 year old brakes come with a watertight guarantee! Buyers should be realistic and respectful of people putting stuff up for sale on here or everyone loses out.


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