[CR]Cam QR (was: Were Campy brakes so superior?)


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Date: Sat, 09 Feb 2008 18:09:32 -0600
From: John Thompson <JohnThompson@new.rr.com>
Organization: The Crimson Permanent Assurance
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
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Subject: [CR]Cam QR (was: Were Campy brakes so superior?)

Stronglight49@aol.com wrote:
> The Universal Super 68 comes to mind. Yes, those still had the sliding
> arm quick release linkage dating from 1950, and Campy's beautifully
> simple cam quick release lever was a significant improvement to other
> systems which come to mind.

Yes, the cam QR was my favorite thing about Campy brakes. For a while everybody copied it: Zeus, SunTour, Gran Compe, even Shimano. Now nobody uses it, not even Campy. What happened?

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-John Thompson (john@os2.dhs.org)
Appleton WI USA