I just wanted to report a very positive experience with the Altenburger alloy centre pull dual pivot brakes that were commonly fitted to Raleigh and other 10 speeds made in the 1970s.
I've recently restored my old 1976 Raleigh Record (14kg of steel..) and as part of that replaced the rusty steel rims with new alloy rims. I decided to keep the old Altenburger alloy brakes for authenticity and because they still worked, but swapped out the pads and blocks with Ultegra cartridge pads and standard pads.
I've finally worn through my Shimano 105 5700 brake blocks and cant seem to find out what are suitable replacements. Im not sure if i can replace just the braking pad (as the 105 replacements seem to come with the whole block).
Also i'de ideally like to upgrade the pad if possible but am not sure what types will fit.
I should mention i have an alloy braking track on my wheels.
Any advice or recommendations would be appreciated.
I recently broke down my old winter bike as some parts were beyond use.
The parts that remain are for sale for pretty cheap.
105 Brake Calipers (Pair) with Ashima Aero Pads [SOLD]
£17 As Pair
Ultegra Double Front Mechs (both bolt on)
£17 For Both
Ultegra Rear Mech SS 10-speed [SOLD]
105 Shifters Double / 10speed [SOLD]
£27 As Pair
A nice picture of Garmin Sharp at TDF presentation.
But look closer at Captain America's S5.
What's that: Magura brakes, front and rear?
With Dura Ace shifters?
WAHEYYYYYYY, here we go.
The thread in the adjuster barrel of my front brake caliper is shot so I'm looking to replace the whole thing - and probably the back one too as I don't think you can buy single calipers (can you?). My usual practice when replacing bits is to get slightly better quality gear than whatever it is I'm replacing - which in this case is Campag Centaur. So I'd be looking at Athena or Chorus if I followed this rule. I'm curiously drawn to Chorus but it would mean spending more than twice as much (£100+ instead of £40-50).
I've started a new build, a fixed Raleigh Courier rebuild in fact.
The forks are proper old, and upon contemplation, Ive decided to go for a disc brake up front.
So on the shopping list are:
700c Disc brake specific forks
Disc brake specific wheels, or hubs to put onto Open Pros
Disc brake calliper and rotor
I have literally no idea where to start, havibg never even ridden on disc brakes, but having been on the Internet all day (Study Leave ) I've built up a brand base. So far, I've come accross:
For sale, a little piece of Campagnolo history. One set of very good condition used Delta Brakes.
Bought for a retro build never completed would look stunning on a steel bianchi or colnago or even on a TT bike as they have a nice aero profile.
small bit of polish/ rub ,mark on the rear brake but otherwise very good condition. All rubber seals intact and brake shoes with lots of life left.
Comes with 3.5mm allen key for servicing.
£100 plus postage (around £5 -£ 8)
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