[CR]Re: Mafac Competition questions

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Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2007 13:24:54 -0700
From: "Doug Van Cleve" <dvancleve@gmail.com>
To: "Classic Rendezvous" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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Subject: [CR]Re: Mafac Competition questions

Well I found a trade for my mixte length cable that should work just fine, but struck out on getting a correct front brake mounting bolt (seller sent me one from a Racer). Anybody have a correct Competition/2000 front brake mounting bolt? It has a smooth round head and is keyed so it won't rotate in the mounting arch. Thanks again :^)

Doug Van Cleve Chandler, AZ USA

On 8/15/07, Doug Van Cleve <dvancleve@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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