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Old 09-09-08, 10:37 PM   #1
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Mafac centerpull braze-on bosses?

I was wondering if anyone could supply me with one bikesworth of Mafac centerpull brake bosses -- i.e., braze-ons. I'd like to set up my steel touring frame more or less like those old French bikes where the pivots are attached to the frame, rather than using an alloy yoke that bolts through the center brake hole which we all know and don't love. I've tried a bike with the brazed-on bosses and they make the brakes much, much stronger.

But I'm not sure where to get a set. Anyone know?

Also, does anyone know of a builder in NJ or Philadelphia who could braze a set onto a steel frame for me?

Feel free to email me directly at foodchain11@yahoo.com. Many thanks.
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Old 09-09-08, 11:31 PM   #3
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they are identical to the ones you can buy from any framebuilding parts supplier. I rescued a bike from the neighbor's trash that had a broken boss and 2 broken cantilevers. I had some spare mafac cantilevers in my parts drawer, and they went right on the bike, including the bolts. I need to strip down the bike and braze a new boss on, once I find my framebuilding supplies, darnit.

http://www.novacycles.com/catalog/in...ath=61_137_141

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Old 01-28-17, 09:38 PM   #4
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me too!

I'm looking to do the same thing, but in Massachusetts.

Anyone know a Massachusetts framebuilder who would be willing to do this small scale modification? I've contacted ANT bicycles and hottubes, but they haven't gotten back to me yet.

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Old 01-29-17, 05:59 PM   #5
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How about Tom Matchak in Glen, NH.?
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How about Phily's most well known builder... Blinkey? Andy
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Bilenky is starting to get fairly far afield from Boston.
ANT is no longer in business.

I just got some MAFAC Raid brakes in the mail today, so I'm going to be doing this on my 650b rando project.
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