Re: [CR]Mafac Competition questions


Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2007 14:21:44 -0700
From: "Doug Van Cleve" <dvancleve@gmail.com>
To: "kim klakow" <Akimbo71@gmx.net>, "Classic Rendezvous" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR]Mafac Competition questions
In-Reply-To: <20070815195626.296780@gmx.net>
References: <954702dd0708151232o150fa67el603a679512875d1c@mail.gmail.com>


Thanks Kim.

Here is a bad composite picture of mine (top) and another set from eBay (bottom): http://i17.tinypic.com/4lp5dfc.jpg. You can see that one of my straddle cables is much longer than the other three. I have a suspicion it is for a cantilever brake set. Any opinions on how difficult it might be to find a correct one?

Doug Van Cleve Chandler, AZ USA

On 8/15/07, kim klakow <Akimbo71@gmx.net> wrote:
> Hi Doug,
>
> no, that all sounds correct.
> The cables are not the same lenght, because they are front and back (front long, back short). that has to do with frame geometry. The ball seems correct too. This way you can use a brake cable as a replacement.
> Got any pics?
>
> best,
> kim
>
>
>
> -------- Original-Nachricht --------
> Datum: Wed, 15 Aug 2007 12:32:14 -0700
> Von: "Doug Van Cleve" <dvancleve@gmail.com>
> An: "Classic Rendezvous" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
> Betreff: [CR]Mafac Competition questions
>
> > Howdy folks.
> >
> > I just "won" a set of NOS late model (look just like 2000s to me)
> > Competitions on eBay. I didn't read the listing very closely, it
> > turns out, and the pads/holders are something newer/cheaper. Oh well.
> > My bigger concerns are these: The straddle cables (or whatever you
> > call them on centerpulls) seem like they might not be correct. One is
> > short, one is long, and the ball ends seem loose in the brake arms.
> > The front brake seems to have a new Dia-Compe mounting bolt rather
> > than on the matches the rear (not keyed, bigger hear/tight fit and has
> > linked "DC" on it). In your collective opinions, is this a big deal?
> > FWIW I paid about $65 shipped. Thanks in advance :^)
> >
> > Doug Van Cleve
> > Chandler, AZ USA
>
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