Weinmann AG Carrera 400
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Category:  Brakes
Name:  Weinmann AG Carrera 400
Brand:  Weinmann AG
Primary Group:  Carrera
Model:  400
Years:  Early 1980's - ?
Country:  Switzerland
Added By: Wolfram Verktyg on 07/23/09
Updated By: Wolfram Verktyg on 11/25/17
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Design Category Single PivotCable AdjusterBump and divot
Quick Release YesAttachment Bolt TypeExterior Nut
Cable Attachment Bolt5mm Allen KeyFront of Arm MarkingsNo markings
Back of Arm MarkingsNo markingsReach CategoryShort reach
Min Reach41mmMax Reach52mm
General Information
These Weinmann Carrera 400 brakes came out in the early 1980s. While not marked, the calipers were made in Japan by Dia-Compe. They had more robust calipers than all the previous model Weinmann side pull brakes. The Carrera 400 brakes came with model 185 levers which were similar in shape to Campagnolo brake levers rather than the old style Weinmann/Dia-Compe levers. The Carrera 400 calipers use the same style outboard end locknuts on the caliper axles as those used on the model 405 and 605 brakes. They require the # 685 hollow hex wrench. The Weinmann 405 and 605 brakes use the # 687 hollow hex wrench. Carrera 400 brakes were used on some Motobecane Team Champion bikes in the early 1980s.
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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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