Re: [CR]MAFAC Brakeset Blues

Example: Framebuilders:Masi

Date: Tue, 30 May 2006 09:16:05 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <>
Subject: Re: [CR]MAFAC Brakeset Blues
In-Reply-To: <>

Ahha, making false claims! Got to watch those French. I think I've only used a pair or two of the La Viper pads - can't remember if they actually squealed or not.

BTW, speaking of pads, anyone know where to buy Malthauser or other high quality replacement pads that will fit Weinmann brake shoes? Preferably red like the originals. I'd rather reatin the Weinmann shoes. I have some old Weinmann pads that are hard as rock.


Jerry Moos Big Spring, TX wrote:

In a message dated 5/30/06 8:58:57 AM, writes:
>As to the brakes squealing, that's part of the charm. I once bought a
>card of French-made "La Viper" replacement pads for Mafac brakes. The
>card proclaimed in French what I would translate as "The Pads that Squeal".
> Evidently, they were boasting that their pads squealed just like the genuine
>Mafacs. Ah, the French.

My experience is that the La Vipere pads don't squeal. Well, you can get them to but it takes work. Almost silent on my bikes. Phil Brown But I use braze on pivots in San Rafael, Calif.