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Did Shimano make a Campy "Delta" brake like calliper?(3 posts)

Did Shimano make a Campy "Delta" brake like calliper?USPS#1
Aug 27, 2001 6:31 AM
I think I remember seeing, a few years ago, a set of brakes that looked like Campy's Delta brake set. I was just wondering if Shimano did, and about what year they were made. Also if so what were they called? Thanks...
re: Did Shimano make a Campy "Delta" brake like calliper?dug
Aug 27, 2001 7:11 AM
They were the original DuraAce brakes. They looked quite similar to Campy Deltas.
they sorta did, but weren't the original DuraAceclub
Aug 27, 2001 10:01 AM
the original dura ace brakes were conventional campy-copy sidepulls. DuraAce AX brakes, BR-7300,part of the aerodynamic group fad of the early 80s, were a centerpull design but didn't look or work anything like the Deltas, other than the central cable. They actually most closely resembled the WTB/SunTour rollercam MTB brakes in that they used a central traigular cam -- shimano called it a "carrier" -- to force the upper arms apart, thus forcing the lower arms and pads into the rims. There was no cover like Delta, just the two arms with the cam/carrier in between, all visible. They took special nonstandard Shimano pads. The brakes worked very well, actually. John Stinsmen, allentown, PA framebuilder (Veloce Racing) who specializes in tandems, liked to spec them on his road racing tandems. He'd whittle down those red matthauser super pads to fit the brakes. He's probably still got a stash..