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Originally Posted by uncle uncle View Post
https://www.bikeboompeugeot.com/Broc...ompetition.jpg

This PXN10LE, from 1979 (USA catalog) uses MAFAC Competition centerpull brakes (close enough to Racers)... but the next year, all brakes are Weinmann. Hmm....
Thanks. I looked through the catalogs. It appears that yeah, 1979 is the last year. After that they came with MAFAC sidepulls for a few years through 1983, when they went out of business, AFAIK.

I remember seeing Competition brakes both on club rides and in races during the very early 80s. In retrospect, I guess they were on bikes that were a few years old. Not unusual. Juniors especially typically couldn't afford a brand new bike. MAFAC was seen as somewhat non conformist at the time, like driving a Saab or something. This being within a sport that was already a little counter-cultural, at the time anyway.
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