Re: [CR]Screeching Centerpulls


Example: Racing:Jacques Boyer

From: "kohl57@starpower.net" <kohl57@starpower.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Screeching Centerpulls
Date: Fri, 2 Apr 2004 09:36:27 -0500


Why would anyone want to get rid of (if possible!) the squeel of Mafac "Racer" centerpull brakes? As soon as I took my first ride on my PX-10E after a complete overhaul (including the brakes by someone who knows brakes!), my ears were assaulted by that wretched, wonderful squeel... ah, I felt like I was 16 again riding my brand new UE-8. Mafacs just do that or all the ones I've ever seen or heard. It's a potent safety enhancement. I've had people literally turn and get out of the way when they hear that sound, like a Caravelle coming in for a landing. The squeel is "prototypical". An authentic French sound effect like the scrape of chairs on a pavement cafe or an 2CV down a narrow street.

Peter Kohler Washington, DC USA

--------------------------------------------------------------------
mail2web - Check your email from the web at
http://mail2web.com/ .