Re: [CR] Mafac 2000 brake (transverse) cables

(Example: Production Builders:Frejus)

Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2009 11:54:38 -0800
From: "verktyg" <>
To: Phil Brown <>, <>
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Subject: Re: [CR] Mafac 2000 brake (transverse) cables

The earlier Mafac Competitions that looked something like the Racer models used the "pull tab" cables. The later ones with the Mafac logo on a foil decal in a recessed box on one side of the caliper face like the 2000 brakes used the ball end cables.

There were some earlier model Mafac "2000" brakes that used the original Competition calipers but polished and satin anodized in silver or gold. They had "Mafac 2000" stamped into the arm. These took the old tab style cables.

That said, being French there were always exceptions. "Is it wrong or just French?"

Chas. Colerich who collects French bikes because they're cheap and "Oh no! Not another Campy bike!" Oakland, CA USA
> On Oct 26, 2009, at 8:21 AM, Wayne Bingham wrote:
>> The transverse cable for the Mafac Competition and the 2000 caliper is
>> the
>> same part number (#1469). I doubt anyone is making repros though. Too
>> much
>> effort for too little return, I suspect.
> Please note that while the 2000 and some Competitions used the ball end
> straddle cable, there are Competitions that use a different cable with a
> derailleur type end one one side and a pull tab end on the other.
> Phil Brown
> Had 'em both in Oakland, Calif.