[CR]Mafac Top 63 Stradle Cable Replacements

Example: Framebuilders:Dario Pegoretti

Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2003 21:33:58 -0700
From: Bainbridge <gotfleas@earthlink.net>
Cc: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
In-Reply-To: <3EEB4FD1.6595@adnc.com>
Subject: [CR]Mafac Top 63 Stradle Cable Replacements

Does anyone have any ideas on how one can make replacement stradle cables for Top 63's?? The lead ends on the stock cables are very tiny and there is no other equivalent that I know of.

Way back when the folks at Cupertino used to hot rod Mafacs by making brake boosters and rolling their own brake cables. The crimps used to do that would be much too big for this application and I don't find anything out there small enough. If anyone has any experience or ideas with this, I would appreciate hearing. I have a pair of otherwise very nice Top 63's that I would love to get on the road.


Bryant Bainbridge
Poreland, Orygun