Weinmann AG Symetric [black label]
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Category:  Brakes
Name:  Weinmann AG Symetric [black label]
Brand:  Weinmann AG
Years:  Mid 1970's - ?
Country:  Switzerland
Added By: JFischer on 06/25/08
Updated By: Wolfram Verktyg on 11/25/17
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Weinmann AG Symetric [black label]Weinmann AG Symetric [black label]Weinmann AG Symetric [black label]
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Design Category Single PivotCable AdjusterYes
Quick Release NoAttachment Bolt TypeExterior Nut
Cable Attachment Bolt8mm NutFront of Arm Markings
Back of Arm MarkingsReach CategoryLong Reach
Min ReachMax Reach75mm
General Information
Never saw these with a black label. Maybe from the late 1970's early 1980's. The red label version appeared on entry level Gitane Gran Sport bikes around 1973. They were hard to center and keep centered plus they didn't perform as well as Weinmann 610/730 center pulls.
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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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