Re: [CR]Hurtful things said about Weinmann centerpulls, Then: Centering sidepulls (too long)


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Date: Sat, 9 Feb 2008 12:25:44 -0700
From: "Mitch Harris" <mitch.harris@gmail.com>
To: "Jerome & Elizabeth Moos" <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Hurtful things said about Weinmann centerpulls, Then: Centering sidepulls (too long)
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On Feb 9, 2008 12:22 PM, Mitch Harris <mitch.harris@gmail.com> wrote:
> This discussion of Weinman vs. Campagnolo brakes might tolerate a
> mention of the SunTour Superbe Campagagnolo copies. That's the brake
> that bridged me between Mafacs and Campagnolo. Teenage racer that I
> was in the late 70s I fell prey to the bad word of mouth that Mafac
> brakes had (Mafac uses in the TdF supposedly had to lean on
> Campy-equipped riders on alpine descents and were pardoned if they
> uttered "Mafac" as explanation). Couldn't afford the campagnolo brakes
> on my before-school phlebotomist paycheck, but the Superbe brakes were
> beautiful just like the Records (much better finish than Weinmans to
> this teenager), half the cost, and had the red colored pads that (now
> I know) are better than stock Record pads and much like Matthausers.
> Those Superbes served me well for a couple years till my first Record
> brakes, but they look and work just as well 30 years later. And a few
> years ago I returned the Mafacs to the Gitane and they deserve none of
> the bad word of mouth I heard back then and are silent with Matthauser
> pads.
> Correction: Just occured to me that the Superbes I got in 77 may have still had the black compound pads. The red came later (?).

Mitch Harris
Little Rock Canyon, Utah