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cs1 03-10-13 06:48 AM

Mafac Brake Pad Help
 
I'm in need of some Mafac brake pads. The problem is I have 5 dot brake holders. The price on pads alone is close to $100 for originals. Does anyone know of an aftermarket pad that fits the longer holders?

markk900 03-10-13 06:52 AM

If you are not too worried about keeping the original look, most pads for cantilever brakes (with the post molded in) fit perfectly on Mafac calipers.

CMAW 03-10-13 07:12 AM

http://www.koolstop.com/english/mafac.html

rootboy 03-10-13 07:22 AM

Those are 4 dot pads. Will those work, OP?

rootboy 03-10-13 07:26 AM

maybe you can replace the whole 5 dot unit with one of these.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-NOS-...item3ccb974341
http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-NOS-...item35baadde4a

CMAW 03-10-13 07:36 AM

Oops. Can't even start to imagine what stopping power these must have.

top506 03-10-13 08:05 AM

You need one or two pair? Thanks to an E-bay vendor who couldn't remember how many I had purchased I have a pretty big stack of these. PM your addy and I'll send you what you need.

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Bianchigirll 03-10-13 09:34 AM

I despise adjusting Cantilever brakes and Mafacs are no better. I put some V.O. cantilever brake holders/pads on mine so if I ever get them adjusted right I can simply remove the pads and install new ones.

http://store.velo-orange.com/media/c...ee_shoes_1.jpg
Unless it was something uber odd I would never buy and rely on a 'vintage' brake pad/block, most are just too hard stiff and dry

AZORCH 03-10-13 10:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll (Post 15367827)
Unless it was something uber odd I would never buy and rely on a 'vintage' brake pad/block, most are just too hard stiff and dry

Ditto this.

Is there a reason the Koolstop pads won't work as replacement pads? They're not cheap but they work very well. I think I also heard somewhere that the Mathauser pads are coming available again.

Grand Bois 03-10-13 12:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AZORCH (Post 15367905)
Ditto this.

Is there a reason the Koolstop pads won't work as replacement pads? They're not cheap but they work very well. I think I also heard somewhere that the Mathauser pads are coming available again.

Kool Stop makes four dot pads. They are too short. He's looking for five dot pads to fit the longer holders.

Cantilever pads are not an alternative for someone that is trying to preserve the vintage look. I wouldn't use them.

cs1 03-10-13 03:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Grand Bois (Post 15368421)
Kool Stop makes four dot pads. They are too short. He's looking for five dot pads to fit the longer holders.

Cantilever pads are not an alternative for someone that is trying to preserve the vintage look. I wouldn't use them.

I'm sure I could buy some 4 dot holders and use the Kool Stop pads. I just don't want to buy another set of holders when I have a perfectly good set now. From what I can see the 5 dot brake pads might have been for tandems.


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