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    Mafac Gold

    I'm building a bike with a Mafac Gold brakeset and drilled gold mafac levers, as well as some other goodies. Anyway, what vintage bikes came with the gold mafac stuff? Or how about the gold simplex stuff. Anyone have any pictures?
    Mmmm, bicycles.

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    I have the Gold Mafacs on a custom Dutch bike, CERA. It was also equipped with gold anodized Super Champion rims. Great looking stuff.

    I'm pretty sure Peugeots came with a gold anodized group. Late 70's and early 80's. I remember going into Wastyns bike shop in Chicago and seeing Peugeots with the drilled chainrings, Mafac 2000 brakes, Ideale saddles, and thinking this stuff is a lot cooler than Campy. Bernard Thevanet winning the tour on a Peugeot kinda boosted the rep of the french component manufacturers for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buldogge View Post
    You need these:
    ive got all of those but the rear mech.
    Mmmm, bicycles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -holiday76 View Post
    ive got all of those but the rear mech.
    Trade you a gold Galli FD for the Simplex.

    -Kurt

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    I have a Mercier. The bikes not in great shape, but the golds held out well.







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    That rear derailer is hanging at an odd angle.

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    sorry for the size, but it deserves to be big
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    ^cool^

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    Quote Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
    Trade you a gold Galli FD for the Simplex.

    -Kurt
    thanks kurt but I want to keep my group french.
    Mmmm, bicycles.

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    Our shop had a metallic light green St. Etienne with a full gold group around 1975. I really didn't much like it back then...
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