Re: [CR]Mafac Competitions vs. Racers


Example: Production Builders:Frejus

From: "jerrymoos" <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
To: "Eric Elman" <tr4play@cox.net>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <f8.310ad969.2cab5a52@aol.com> <00f201c387af$6c621660$efddfea9@mooshome> <000a01c387b3$9208eca0$13dd0944@elman1>
Subject: Re: [CR]Mafac Competitions vs. Racers
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2003 19:41:00 -0500


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."

Regards,

Jerry Moos
Houston, TX


----- Original Message -----
From: "Eric Elman"
To:
Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2003 7:33 PM
Subject: Re: [CR]Mafac Competitions vs. Racers



> 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
> common.
>
> Eric Elman
> Somers, CT
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "jerrymoos" <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
> To: <Philcycles@aol.com>; <dbilenkey@sympatico.ca>;
> <classicrendezvous@bikelist.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.
> I've
> > 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
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: <Philcycles@aol.com>
> > To: <dbilenkey@sympatico.ca>; <classicrendezvous@bikelist.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, dbilenkey@sympatico.ca 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.