Re: [CR] lightest brakes?

Example: Framebuilders:Bernard Carré

Subject: Re: [CR] lightest brakes?
Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2008 19:15:51 +0000

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Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2008 10:21:14 -0800 From: "Charles Andrews" <> To: <> 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?


Charles Andrews Los Angeles

My guess would be whatever the lightest set of CLB brakes was. Avec mucho plastic, and aluminum housings for the cables, bien sur. Some of their brakes were the essence of 'stupid light' I think. Greg Parker Ann Arbor, Michigan