Weinmann AG Carrera (earlier)
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Category:  Brakes
Name:  Weinmann AG Carrera (earlier)
Brand:  Weinmann AG
Primary Group:  Carrera
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Years:  Mid 1970's - Early 1980's
Country:  Switzerland
Added By: JFischer on 11/02/07
Updated By: peterbman on 04/10/14
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Design Category Single PivotCable Adjuster
Quick Release Yes, at cable stopAttachment Bolt TypeExterior Nut
Cable Attachment BoltWrenchFront of Arm MarkingsWeinmann Carrera
Back of Arm MarkingsReach CategoryStandard Reach
Min Reach46mmMax Reach60mm
General Information
The Carrera calipers pictured with the metal QRs came out in mid 1976 and were just called Weinmann Carrera brakes, no model number. At some point, the stamped sheet metal QRs were switched to plastic ones. Also the domed hex nut on the caliper axles changed to the same style hollow nuts used on the less expensive Weinmann 405 and 605 calipers. These all required a special hollow hex wrench. The Carrera 600 calipers use the # 185 wrench and the 405/605 the # 187 wrench.

In 1980 or 1981 they were given the 600 model number designation to distinguish them from the newer Carrera 400 brakes.

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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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