Re: [CR]Mafac Dural Forge and pads

Example: Framebuilding:Tony Beek

From: "John Everett" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Mafac Dural Forge and pads
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Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 09:52:32 -0500

On 24 Sep 2002 at 17:12, Jan Heine wrote:
> Mafac Dural Forge: Early versions had slightly different arm shape.
> Very early ones had oil holes for pivots. Later ones used the same
> forging as Racer (in fact, they always were called Racer, but not
> labeled as such until other Mafac centerpulls became available.)

This is also my understanding. When I first restored my 1966 PX10 I took it into an LBS that had an old Hungarian mechanic who was formerly a race mechanic in Europe. He was going over the bike and naming the components. When he came to the brakes he just said "Mafac Racers", even though they are the ones we're referring to as Dural Forge.

As a reference point, my Racers have bronze bushings and red plastic washers. They have no oil holes. These were original equipment on my Peugeot. (John V. Everett)