[CR]Dangerous non-MAFAC pads


Example: Framebuilders:Norman Taylor

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From: Jan Heine <heine@mindspring.com>
Subject: [CR]Dangerous non-MAFAC pads
Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 19:56:48 -0700

Some of the repro Mafac pads are quite dangerous - I had one "melt" under hard braking (on a cantilever), causing the pad dive under the rim... Fortunately, I was able to stop anyhow. A friend had the same experience.

Since then, I stick with genuine Mafac pads (letters MAFAC on the pad), with no problems.

BTW, all Mafac centerpulls can be used with brazed-on pivots, bronze or plastic bushings. In fact, many Alex Singers use plastic-bushing Racers, nicely polished, of course. Both types brake just fine, too. Maybe the bronze bushings last longer?

Jan Heine, Seattle