Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Retro brake of the day

These are called roller cam brakes, and they saw their height of popularity in the 80's. They work on a pretty slick system!

Spotted on pearl

Sexy Animation

These brakes have a low profile, which was a nice change from a cantilever brake, but also made wheel removal problematic. (read: impossible) They weren't mounted on the same posts either, meaning that you were kind of stuck with them. All things considered, with the advent of the V Brake a few years later, the popularity of the Roller Cam brake was cut tragically short.

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