[CR]Apologies to Paul Brown was: MAFAC CENTERPULLS

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Date: Sun, 4 Apr 2004 07:01:21 -0700
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From: Jan Heine <heine93@earthlink.net>
Subject: [CR]Apologies to Paul Brown was: MAFAC CENTERPULLS

It was pointed out to me by a friendly listmember that what Paul Brown probably intended to say is that during the first years of production, the forged Mafac arms were stamped "Mafac" (instead of "RACER"), rather than the the manufacturing method of the arms was stamping.

I am sorry I misread your post, Paul. I deleted the original mail, and I feel a public apology is better, anyhow, so I hope this isn't too far off topic. -- Jan Heine, Seattle Editor/Publisher Vintage Bicycle Quarterly http://www.mindspring.com/~heine/bikesite/bikesite/

>In a message dated 4/3/04 10:36:14 AM Pacific Standard Time,
>heine93@earthlink.net writes:
>>Paul Brown wrote:
>>>The early racers were stamped with just
>>>Mafac on the front arm.
>>Forged, not stamped. Minor difference, but important for the strength
>>of the arms. I think other aluminum brakes at the time often featured
>>cast arms, which break when you try to bend them. The early Mafac
>>arms were marked "Dural Forge" to show that they were both alloy and
>I think if you substitute the word "marked" for "stamped" you'll get
>what he intended.