Thursday, March 29, 2007
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
I've got a couple of sets of Campagnolo Delta brakes. Maybe I'm in the minority, but I like them. They feather well, and if I need to come to a screeching halt, they can do that too. And no brake looks as cool
This set is the Croce d'Aune version. Whole lotta engineering going on in these. let's take a peek.
Inside the Croce d'Aune Delta. See those 2 studs at the bottom? Those hold the bottom of the front plate on. The internal is a diamond linkage -- the linkage sandwiches the arms, cable fixing bolts, and a hollow tube at the top, on which the top retention adjuster, and the knurled cable adjuster thread.
Man oh man are these dirty.
The backside. The springs force the arms inward. The studs the brakes press against are the pivots for the diamond linkage. They're C-clipped in place.
Contrary to what you may have read elsewhere, you can *not* adjust the height of the CdA delta. The mounting bolt also secures the spring, so if it moved up or down, it would impact the spring mounting and tension. Delta's are finicky enough about setup as is.