[CR]Mafac hoods

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From: <BobHoveyGa@aol.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2004 10:49:43 EDT
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Mafac hoods

Pter wrote:
>Was there a full hood for the levers that come with a set of
> Mafac Racer calipers?
> Is there some generic that comes close to fitting? The half
> hoods don't really impress me. Do you have to have those
> hoods to use the adjusters? (should have asked nefore I
> bought the adjusters!)
>In lieu of hoods I may go with several wraps of bar tape.
>Pete Geurds
>Douglassville, Pa

I was never wild about the half hoods either. Back in the 70's I found a pair of black Mafac full hoods but I don't remember if they were a generic Mafac item or a replacement for a specific set of brakes. Whatever they were, they fit the Racers fine and had a nice Mafac logo on the sides. They wore a lot better than gum hoods and were still supple when I sold the bike a few years ago. I only saw a few sets back then so I guess they may have been a pretty rare item. I vaguely remember someone telling me they also came in green.

Bob Hovey
Columbus, GA