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

Joined: Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:39 pm
Posts: 96
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.

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.

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

Joined: Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:42 am
Posts: 3208
^^^^ that's exactly my experience. An extra few minutes thinking time during set up pays dividends.

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