Re: Re [CR] help removing mafac canti calipers

Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2006 19:28:28 -0600
From: John Thompson <>
Organization: The Crimson Permanent Assurance
Subject: Re: Re [CR] help removing mafac canti calipers
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In-Reply-To: <> wrote:
> That threaded 'bushing' should be crimped or staked to the body. You can try
> a "East Out " in the 'bushing' or needle nose ViseGrips to hold it from
> turning.
> That type canti mounts were not very good even when new.
> It would be best to replace all the canti mounts for safety reasons.

There's nothing wrong with them provided the builder brazes the post to the body instead of relying on the crimping to hold. I always brazed the seams on the body as well, then I could clean it up after so there'd be no seam visible after painting. I've done this on dozens of frames without problems.

After removing the brake arms, Galen could simply have these rebrazed. Simply brazing the post to the body could be done with minimal risk of paint damage on the frame itself.

John (
Appleton WI USA