Re: Danger! Danger! [CR]Mafac brake pads

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Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 20:55:06 -0400
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: "Sheldon Brown" <CaptBike@sheldonbrown.com>
Subject: Re: Danger! Danger! [CR]Mafac brake pads


Mike Kone wrote:
>There are some pads out there that look just like Mafac but are dangerous.
>I've had them heat up on one big downhill (its Colorado, we have big
>mountains and switchbacks) and literally have melted through half the pad
>in a mile or two - you loose stopping power and then you get this giant
>black streak on the rim that is a pain to remove. For use on the flats
>they may be fine, but out here they can kill. The ones we came upon like
>this don't say Mafac but otherwise seem nearly identical.

I'm running Kool Stop salmon Campagnolo type refills in my Mafac shoe holders on one of my bikes, they work a lot better than the original "Patins a Ventouses"

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