Campag Skeleton caliper.

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Chris Jeggo
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Re: Campag Skeleton caliper.

Postby Chris Jeggo » 21 Oct 2018, 4:00pm

+1
My Weinmanns have a QR on the lever. On another bike my Tektros do not, and I occasionally forget to reset. It's an age thing!

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Re: Campag Skeleton caliper.

Postby cycleruk » 21 Oct 2018, 4:40pm

Mick F wrote:
cycleruk wrote:What's dodgy about the cam on a calliper. ?
The fact that you may forget that you've released it and your brake(s) won't work.
Having a QR on the brake lever is better, because if you forget to reset it, your brakes will still work.

Never had that problem. Yes levers come back further but always had brakes.
In fact I find it harder to operate the Campag' ones as it really takes two hands for ease. The Shimano just requires just one hand and can be reset while riding whereas the Campag' is not as easy.

Apologies to the OP for the digression. :oops:
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Re: Campag Skeleton caliper.

Postby Mick F » 21 Oct 2018, 4:57pm

How odd?

I hated the Tiagra STI levers, so sold them on.
Hard to reach and operate even though I have big hands.
Campag Ergo levers can do an emergency stop from the hoods, but the STIs I had were horrible and inefficient to reach.

The Tektro callipers I used to have and the present Shimano callipers both (had) have a QR on them. I have Tektro levers now with the Shimano callipers, so I have (arguably) the best of both worlds in that the Shimano callipers have a QR cam and the Tektro levers have a button like the Campag ones that I have on the other bike.
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Re: Campag Skeleton caliper.

Postby bigjim » 21 Oct 2018, 7:16pm

You not on STIs on that Mercian Mick? Thought you'd gone ten speed.

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Re: Campag Skeleton caliper.

Postby Mick F » 21 Oct 2018, 8:14pm

Campag Ergo 10sp on Mercian.

Moulton came with 10sp Tiagra STIs, swapped them for Shimano DuraAce DT index shifters and Tektro brake levers.
Much better. :D
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Re: Campag Skeleton caliper.

Postby foxyrider » 21 Oct 2018, 10:16pm

Mick F wrote:
cycleruk wrote:What's dodgy about the cam on a calliper. ?
The fact that you may forget that you've released it and your brake(s) won't work.
Having a QR on the brake lever is better, because if you forget to reset it, your brakes will still work.

Beat me to it Mick!
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Re: Campag Skeleton caliper.

Postby Gattonero » 4 Nov 2018, 1:09pm

Mick F wrote:
cycleruk wrote:What's dodgy about the cam on a calliper. ?
The fact that you may forget that you've released it and your brake(s) won't work.
Having a QR on the brake lever is better, because if you forget to reset it, your brakes will still work.


Precisely.
Also, less likely to seize with time like it happens especially on rear calipers where the QR lever may get lots of road spray and stay stuck. The button on the Campag levers only needs one drop of oil to go back to work (or easy to tap with a suitable flat punch)
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