Old 07-15-20, 10:55 AM
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Originally Posted by uncle uncle View Post

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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