Re: [CR]lightest brakes?

Example: Framebuilding:Tony Beek

From: "Aldo Ross" <>
To: "Charles Andrews" <>, <>
References: <006b01c87191$e1af5560$6501a8c0@DELL>
Subject: Re: [CR]lightest brakes?
Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2008 14:20:13 -0500

I grabbed a handful of brake calipers and found the following (from heaviest to lightest):

Campagnolo G.S. 6.25 ozs Weinmann 610 c'pulls 6.25 ozs M.A.F.A.C. Dural Forge 6.0 ozs Record 5.75 ozs Modolo Race 5.5 ozs GPM Crono Sprint 4.75 ozs Universal Super 68 4.75 ozs Universal Extra 4.5 ozs Weinmann type 500 4.5 ozs Galli Titanium 3.5 ozs

Aldo Ross
Middletown, Ohio, USA

----- Original Message -----
From: "Charles Andrews"
Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2008 1:21 PM
Subject: [CR]lightest brakes?

>I searched the list archives, but came up with nothing much of use.
> What were the lightest brakes commonly in use on racing bikes in the 70s
> or early 80s? within the CR timeline, anyway? If you were tricking out
> your bike with all the aftermarket lightweight stuff (like Omas, or
> Weyless, or High-E or Edco or similar), what brakes would you use?
> I've been inclining toward some of those Modolo Pros with the titanium
> hardware...but I wonder if plain old Universal 68s wouldn't be lighter.
> the Galli brakes with titanium and alloy hardware also seem quite light.
> We're including matching levers..unless there was some super-light
> lever I don't know about.
> I'm slowly assembling parts for a tricked out lightweight 70s bike, but
> the brakes are a hang-up.
> what says the list?


> Thanks!


> Charles Andrews

> Los Angeles