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modolo brakes(9 posts)

modolo brakesfuzzybunnies
Mar 4, 2002 9:17 PM
Has anyone here used modolo brakes, currently trying to build up a bike with no campy and no shimano what so ever. The problem is that the mavic brakes aren't available leaving just the canecreeks. I know from experiance these are some fairly weak stoppers. I found online a set of NOS modolo alx90 and equipe kx90s, any idea what level these would be or how well they stop. The alx 90s look like the older mavic 440s but I don't know if theyre the same. Any info would help. Thanx in advance.
cool ideagrandemamou
Mar 5, 2002 4:47 AM
I had a set of Modolos years ago. I liked them alot. I doubt that they would compare well to even bottom end dual pivots of today. How about these Schwabe is the only one I know of who carries Miche but there may be others.

Sounds like an interesting project. How about posting a pic and specs when you get done.
cool ideafuzzybunnies
Mar 5, 2002 6:36 AM
thanks for the link, i was gonna try thier brakes but was told that they were pretty dissapointing. I'm already using the crankset which looks better than campy or dura ace and is light.
re: modolo brakesdzrider
Mar 5, 2002 6:10 AM
I had Equipes and thought they worked well by old school brake standards. Ultegra dual pivots that came on a new bike were a big improvement. I had to get rid of the 'sinterized' (sp?) pads which squeaked relentlessly. The molded hoods were by far the most comfortable for my hands and, if I found some, would take a shot at fitting them to my Ergo-Power levers. I think you are right that Mavic brakes were made by Modolo, but I can't recall any specific information that supports my vague recollection.

Good luck with your project - iconoclasm is a good thing!
There is a set of Modolo anotomic hoods on E-Bay right now...Cima Coppi
Mar 5, 2002 6:18 AM
Check this out:

re: modolo brakescurlybike
Mar 5, 2002 7:14 AM
I took some of those Mavic brakes apart once, and remember that they seemed to be the same as Suntour Superbe Pro. The center spring was the same part for sure.
Hmmm...Lone Gunman
Mar 5, 2002 7:59 AM
You did not mention shifters so I assume you are going with friction DT or Index DT type and that you are looking for levers and arches? has older NOS parts. Dia Compe maybe?
Mar 5, 2002 8:42 AM
nope, I'm keeping it 9sp and going with modolo morphos shifters, there seemed to be an equal number for and against so i decided to risk it.
Parts include
King hubs and headset
sach derailleurs and chain
cycle dynamics cassette
phil wood bb
miche crank(not arrived yet)
and possibly modolo brakes.
icon pedals
which essentially eliminates both companies from the mix.
Tektro...Andy M-S
Mar 5, 2002 8:59 AM has Tektro short-reach dual-pivot brakes. These should do a more than adequate job. Sheldon Brown has some Tektros that look better (sort of like Ultegras), but only sells them in long reach...