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Mix & Match: Delta Brakes with Ergo shifters?(7 posts)

Mix & Match: Delta Brakes with Ergo shifters?RC51
Nov 20, 2001 4:40 AM
I have decided to rebuild my trusty Derosa (Mid 80’s SLX) this winter rather than purchasing a new bike.
I’m going to upgrade the components to Campy Record 10 speed , but would love to keep the Delta brakes a have currently, would this cause a problem?

RC51
why not?Jack S
Nov 20, 2001 6:36 AM
although in my experience Campy single pivot brakes don't work as well with Ergo levers- not sure about Deltas. Also, check your rear spacing for compatability.
it works ok....dupe
Nov 20, 2001 7:01 AM
i had done a similar thing.

the movement or pull from ergo levers is sufficient to actuate and provide enough modulation on the delta's. plus you get all new cables with the ergo levers.

stands out a lot as well. as you have a steel frame spacing to 130 shouldn't be a problem.

make sure you leave enough slack for the derailleur cables on their path to the downtube bosses so you can still turn as they go around over the deltas.

dont expect much of an improvement in brake performance though. the best thing you can do is to add
newer style brake shoes and pads. keep the old ones for when you will eventually go back to all original and build a new all modern bike which you will just ride and trash.

i ended up with two bikes: one beautiful all original period and a new all modern efficient techno racer. i get a buzz out of them both but know which id rather look at and admire.
how many times have you posted this pic?gettin' OLD
Nov 20, 2001 7:26 AM
how many MORE times are you gonna post this pic?
Keep posting it. I love that bike! -NMTig
Nov 20, 2001 7:40 AM
re:Keep posting it. I love that bike!... I concurDjudd
Nov 20, 2001 10:06 AM
Feel free to post that bike anytime you want to, it's a beauty and you are rightfully proud of it. It makes you wonder why someone would get on a road bike forum and moan about someone posting a picture of a beautiful road bike?
when you post yours......dupe
Nov 20, 2001 7:53 AM
i like bikes and they make me happy. shoot me if your bored of my pic but for once i admit it was relevant to the post ie delta's and old steel.

im more than happy to look at other people's rides and am inspired when anyone shows enthusiasm regarding their bike.

but you are right about it being overposted and it wont be posted any more. post yours!

sorry to bore you!

maybe this will help you chill out a bit....