[CR] Re: Mafac brakes

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To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: Ken Wehrenberg <wnwires@htc.net>
Subject: [CR] Re: Mafac brakes
Date: Wed, 31 May 2006 10:43:23 -0500

Regarding MAFACs, Norris said: "It's just a matter of adjustment."

That couldn't be more correct. Saturday before last at a country auction, I won 2 touring Gitanes for $20 total; they were from before '72. They were decked out with the carriers on the fenders, etc. I knew the shop they originated from and the owner, Richard "Mack" McConachie, (you racers may remember Gateway East Freewheelers team or his daughter Tracy who won 5 medals at nats) knew exactly how to tune or dial in the brakes. I was amazed when I rode the first one last night! Today's double pivots are good and I use them and sometimes am tempted to switch out of vintage sidepulls on vintage riders, but....these MAFACs binding a knurled rim with good cables/casings... well I am more than happy.

Ken Wehrenberg, Hermann, MO