"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?"
I noticed Peter Weigle's fabulous TT bike at the NAHBS sported what looked like run of the mill the Weinmann or Dia Compe side-pulls that had been mildly worked over? Everything on the bike looked very carefully picked for speed and weight, so I assume these were as well. I meant to ask him about them, but he was diverted by other gawkers by the time I got around to it.
Best, Jon Williams
Grants Pass OR USA