> In his top 5 component list, Dan Artley mentioned:
> "...Campy sidepull brakes as revolutionizing good braking and control.
> A brake that unlike the Mafacs didn't need dedicated pivot posts on the
While many Rene Herse and Alex Singer bicycles featured brazed-on mounting posts for Mafacs, I wasn't aware that many of the racing makers used these. They certainly aren't required - I have two vintage bicycles with Mafac brakes and both of them use a standard center-bold mount.
Furthermore, I find the vintage mafac brakes to function extremely well - Jan, you want to chime in here? - I'm dubious that the Campagnolo brakes offered any improvement in braking performance, surely nothing "revolutionary". Of course, the Campy brakes can hardly be matched for aesthetic appeal.
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