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From: Curtistex@aol.com
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Howl
Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 15:27:52 EDT

"Ok here's a question for you Mafac fans. What brake pads do you use? I've been using Racers on the braze-on mounts on the Centurion and the power is great, but the howling is the worst I've heard. " Brandon"monkeyman"Ives

I am very interested in this thread. I rode a UO-8 with Mafac Racers for years in Eugene, Oregon. I suggest earplugs. Perhaps a paper sack for one's head while riding. They are akin to a fart in a hot tub, everyone knows where it came from.

I switched pads to Aztec's and seem to remember adjusting the toe-in with visegrips. They were remarkably quiet in a heavy downpour and the noise was hardly noticable. The ultimate solution was an upgrade to 600 series sidepulls.

Good luck,

Curtis Whatley
facing a 20mph headwind this afternoon
Mission, Texas