We'll just goes to show that any statement about French equipment should contain the disclaimer "But of course it's French, so you never really know."
> I have a set of silver Competiton's with silver (alloy) wheel guides in the
> identical style as the gold version; they were indeed available, if not too
> Eric Elman
> Somers, CT
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> From: "jerrymoos" <email@example.com>
> To: <Philcycles@aol.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>;
> Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2003 8:03 PM
> Subject: Re: [CR]Mafac Competitions vs. Racers
> > The Competition came in a gold anodized version that had wheel guides.
> > never seen the wheel guides on the silver Competitions or on the Racers.
> > Also never seen gold Racers. Except for the straddle cables, the silver
> > Competitions were very similar to Racers.
> > Regards,
> > Jerry Moos
> > Hosuton, TX
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> > From: <Philcycles@aol.com>
> > To: <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2003 5:14 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CR]Mafac Competitions vs. Racers
> > >
> > > In a message dated 9/30/03 2:53:56 PM, email@example.com writes:
> > >
> > > >Realistically, what are the differences/advantages of the Competitions
> > over
> > > >the Racers? Is it more a fit/finish issue or are the Competitions a
> > 'better'
> > > >brake set? Thoughts you'd care to share?
> > > >
> > > The Competition uses a straddle cable that is unique and almost
> > unobtainable
> > > today. The Racer cable may not be easier to find but you can modify a
> > > derailleur cable to work.
> > > Phil Brown
> > > A very pleasent day in San Rafael, Calif.