Re: [CR] ....Mafac 2000 brakes off list

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Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2009 12:04:54 -0800
From: "verktyg" <verktyg@aol.com>
To: Rich Pinder <rpinder@usc.edu>, <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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Subject: Re: [CR] ....Mafac 2000 brakes off list


Rich,

There were 2 different styles of Mafac 2000 brakes. The original ones used Competition calipers that were polished and satin anodized silver or gold. They had "Mafac 2000" stamped into the caliper arms.

Gold anodized components never sold that well back in the day. Most bikies into vanity components wanted Campy stuff anyway. My guess is that there were a lot of gold anodized Mafac brake sets left over and they've been showing up the past few years. They've become very desirable.

Chas. Colerich Oakland, CA USA

Rich Pinder wrote:
> While on the topic.... I've only seen the 2000's in gold anodizing. Is
> that the only way they came ?? Looking at a picture of the Competitions,
> they seem to be very similar (if not the same) ... just not in the gold
> - does that sound correcgt ??
>
> Take care
> Rich Pinder
> Sherman Oaks, CA