RE: Mafac Pad replacements

Example: Framebuilding

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From: kenji fusejima <>
Subject: RE: Mafac Pad replacements <Re: [CR]Mafac Dural Forge>
Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2002 01:10:35 +0900


I am using Mafac Racer brakes with Shimano Dura-ace replacement pads(7400). They have great stopping power with no noise. Dura-ace replacement pads slip-in to Mafac holders easily. Dura-ace pads are thinner than Mafac pads. Therefore, they need to redo arrangement of the "guillotine"(closer to rim). And, they are slightly longer than Mafac pads. The end of pad is able to cut with knife easily.

My friend has also said that the Mafac brakes (with Mafac pads) become instead of an alarm horn. The Alex SiNGER "Maison" brakes(with Mafac pads) are more loudly!

Kenji Fusejima Yokohama Japan

At 0:18 AM -0700 02.9.25, Mark Bulgier wrote:
>For years my commuter was a '71 Motobecane le Champion. Its Racers make no
>noise under normal braking, but really cut loose in anything resembling a
>panic stop, which I think is SO EXCELLENT! Automatic horn that "knows" when
>to come on! Many times in city traffic I was glad for this feature, and,
>knowing as I did just how hard I had to grab the brakes to actuate the horn,
>I used it on purpose quite a few times - grabbing the brake a little harder
>than I needed, just for a second, to wake up a sleepy driver or jaywalker.
>I'm afraid to change anything related to the brakes on that bike for fear
>I'll upset the delicate balance one way or another.


>Mark Bulgier

>Seattle, Wa