When I posted about Normandy high flange hubs in another thread, I started to recall I ran a pair of Mafac Racer centerpulls before moving on to my road racing phase. I couldn't remember what happened to them.
While home for thanksgiving, I was in my folks' garage looking for my biking parts bin that I'd left behind 20 years ago. I was surprised to find the old cardboard box was still there. Even found a pair of rollers!
Inside were unused tubes, boxed Specialized Turbo R clinchers (!!), a scuffed up Avocet Racer II saddle, and an old Suntour Superbe brake box. The Superbe's replaced my Mafacs. Paydirt! I thought. But instead of my Racers I found a set of Mafac 2000 and original levers. (Did my Racers mature with age like wine??)
A primo condition Suntour VxGT rear der. I had ran was also missing. I must have donated both to someone.
There was a 70s Maillard freewheel, but I never ran one. These must have been from a friend who passed along the Normandy hubs to me.
I remember the Mafac Competition line of centerpulls. But I don't recall where the 2000 line fit in the timeline and pecking order. Anyone here used these?
Thought I'd share some pics of my good fortune. Great if I can find new hoods to fit these. There is a bit of road rash on one lever.