Sunday, April 4, 2010

Dia Compe Centerpull NGC 450 sold

these are the most gorgeous center pull brakes. well sculpted and in a buffed finish took center pull brakes to the next level, even though they were considered passe when they were introduced in 1986. They were developed by a RISD grad, and partially based off the Mafac Competition, even using a similar straddle wire.
42mm-55mm brake pad reach. the catalog list them at 164grams each.


Yann G.S. said...

i still prefer these to paul's

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous brakes indeed that I've lusted after!

"They were developed by a RISD grad..." Any info about who it was?

Anonymous said...

I think you are mistaken about the date these were introduced, since they're listed in the 1980 Bike Warehouse catalog ( as a newly introduced item (listing at $59.95).