Some questions for the old guard who used or use these:
- Should the cable housing going into the calliper have an end cap? For now it has none.
- The ancient Campagnolo pads are rock hard. I see people recommending Kool-Stop Continental pads with these brakes. These pads are narrow and the calliper closes more than with classic cartridge pads. This puts the barrel adjuster close enough to the quick-release to give me pause. You can see this on Jobst Brandt’s bicycle here (this photo particularly) and on Ray Hosler’s bicycle here. Anything to worry about besides the aesthetics of lopsided arms?
- Grease or oil at the pivot, and how tight should it be?
- This website says “old road” cable pull is 7 mm compared to 8–8.5 mm for SLR and Super SLR levers for a 20-degree lever movement. Does that ratio sound about right? I’m using the Campagnolo brake with a Shimano BL-R400 (Super SLR) lever for now. I might at least remove the spring in the lever, assuming that’s possible.
- If I want to try these brakes with Campagnolo brake levers, any tips for a cheaper model that works as well as the Record levers?