Paul Components Neo Retro Brake Calipers Canitlever BLK

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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jul 12, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House
Brand new, installed, but never ridden Paul Components Neo Retro Brake Calipers. Color is black. This is for 2 sets...so front and rear or one bike's worth. Amazing cyclocross, touring bike or commuter bike compatible. I put these on a project bike that I never ended up riding, so they have been installed but not ridden or crashed or anything along those lines. Function perfectly. Will work fine with flat bar brake levers or road bike STI, or standard brake levers. Upgraded these to Avid Rim Wrangler 2 brake pads instead of the Koolstop Eagle Claw non replaceable slide in shoes. They are standard pad inserts (black) for non ceramic braking surfaces. Retailed for $210 for the set. Does not include straddle wires but I think I have some straddle wire carriers I can find. Would be like a basic Dia Compe Alloy type carrier...
From Paul Components Website:
" Once upon a time there were only a couple of choices of cantilever style brakes, and Mafac was the king. Then mountain bikes happened and all us little guys started making brakes, and suddenly there was thirty something brands of cantis. Then V-brakes happened. Good-bye cantis, and suddenly it is 1980 all over again.

This is how the Neo-Retro was born. In form, it is a blatant rip-off of the famous Mafac Tandem brake. Long arms that stick straight out for the highest

On this form we integrated modern adjustment features. The pads are modern v-brake style with the very easy to use spherical style setting washers. The pads reside in a slot for vertical positioning of the brake shoe. (In fact the original Mafacs are adjusted using a hammer and a great big Crescent wrench)

Tons of power, easy set up, easy maintenance, and great looks;

SOME NOTES WORTH READING: These are very powerful brakes, and have a tendency to over power thin tubed frames (in any material)."

Also selling other parts, check out my other auctions Sram Red Compact cranks, Ceramic BB, Carbon Ritchey bar and stem...all new or like new as well...
Thanks for looking, please feel free to ask any questions!
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