Re: [CR]Mafac Brake Shoes Needed

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From: "Phil Brown" <philcycles@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Mafac Brake Shoes Needed
Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2008 11:35:40 -0800
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On Nov 28, 2008, at 9:29 AM, Jerome & Elizabeth Moos wrote:
> have a full card of La Vipere pads. They don't seem any softer than
> Mafac, although I haven't ridden them extensively in mountains.  Funny
> thing about them, the card says something in French that roughly seems
> to translate "The pads that whistle".  Almost seems maybe they are
> boasting that they squeal juut like genuine Mafac pads.

Actually just the reverse. They don't sqeal, don't deposit on the rim and in general are so superior to MAFACs it isn't funny. Phil Brown Amazes friends with his quiet MAFACs in Berkeley, Calif.