Weinmann AG 500 (hex socket center bolt, silver)
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Category:  Brakes
Name:  Weinmann AG 500 (hex socket center bolt, silver)
Brand:  Weinmann AG
Model:  500
Years:  Mid 1980's
Country:  Switzerland
Added By: JFischer on 12/24/07
Updated By: peterbman on 05/10/15
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Design Category Single PivotCable Adjuster
Quick Release NoAttachment Bolt TypeExterior Nut
Cable Attachment BoltWrenchFront of Arm MarkingsWeinmann Type 500
Back of Arm Markings500Reach CategoryStandard Reach
Min Reach43mmMax Reach57mm
General Information

Standard issue budget brakes for many lower and mid range bicycles of the bike boom.  These appear to be a later version of the 500's with a different bolt end (plastic?) than the earlier brakes.  Came in both silver (aluminum) and black.

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Weinmann AG 500 (earlier, red center bolt washer, cap nut on center bolt)Weinmann AG
Brand Information(click to expand)
Founded in 1933 in the swiss Schaffhausen by Otto Weinmann, very close the border to Germany, over the years Weinmann became a very well reputated and one of the world leading lightweight bicyle parts builder, focused on brakes and later rims (in the 1960s the Weinmann colle rims became very famous). In the 1960s Weinmann delivered DiaCompe with brake parts and in the 1970's and 1980's this cooperation lasted in the production of Weinmann's top modell Carrera. At the date of the 40th company anniversary they had more than 700 employees and two affiliated companies in Singen, Germany (Weinmann & Co. KG) and Schoten, Belgium. After the swiss location has been closed in 1991 business activities were administrated from the German subsidiary in Singen.
Sources: -Advisory information by Marlise Wunderli from Schaffhausen's town archive.
                -Advertising in the issues from 1952 of the german magazine "Radsport"
                -50 Jahre Weinmann - Die Vollbremser. Tour, 1983 , issue 12
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