"MikeYankee" <[email protected]
> wrote in message
> >Are 97 veloce brakes single pivot?
> Mine are. They're the so-called "monoplanar" style. The
calipers do not
> overlap front and back like most single-pivots. Rather,
the arm with the cable
> pull passes through a cutout in the arm with the cable
receptacle and barrel
> adjuster. This puts the brake shoes exactly in plane with
each other. I'm not
> convinced that explains how nicely these brakes work, I
really like 'em.
I like 'em too, better than current Shimano dual pivots. I've ridden a lot on a Mirage bike from
that era, and the brakes are practically the same.
My only reservation about "cheaper" Campy stuff (like Mirage) is the hubs with cartridge bearings.
There's nothing wrong with them, but I'd rather have normal cup and cone ones, for serviceability's
sake. I don't know what '97 Veloce has, though.