Do grams really matter?I will ditto the Kool-stop plug. I might also put in a good word for my favorite brake... The Dura Ace 7403... it came with the 8speed gruppo. I have tried many brakes including campy and tektro and later incarnations of DA but I like this model the best. They weigh a few grams more than the current models but when it comes to brakes you want something you can count on. The caliper arms are sturdy and stiff and the ball bearings give a really smooth response. Once in a while you can find a pair in good shape or even NOS on ebay, don't hesitate to grab them if you get a chance.