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Old 01-15-18, 04:47 PM
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FS: MAFAC Racers (Complete Compass Rebuild Kit)

These racers were rebuilt with the complete Compass rebuild kit:

https://www.compasscycle.com/shop/co...erpull-brakes/

and I also added a set of MAFAC style salmon Kool_Stop brake pads. Probably about 200 miles total on these and since the frame they were on has been sold, it is time to find them another home. Hangers included. $85 shipped in the US. Paypal friends and family or you pay fees.

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Old 01-16-18, 02:03 PM
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FYI, these brakes make you more attractive. Its a fact. Look it up.
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Old 01-16-18, 06:09 PM
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Given that the rebuild kit alone is $125, this is a really good deal.
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Old 01-16-18, 08:40 PM
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Originally Posted by lostarchitect View Post
Given that the rebuild kit alone is $125, this is a really good deal.
I agree! Its like a $150 worth of stuff (not including the brakes!) for $85 and free shipping! What's not to love?
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Old 01-16-18, 09:14 PM
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I’ve heard installing those brakes takes 20 years and 20 lbs off of your physical being. Is that true?
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Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
I’ve heard installing those brakes takes 20 years and 20 lbs off of your physical being. Is that true?
Actually I am proof it is not true. I installed Mafac brakes on my 3-speed when I was twelve and it did not delay my birth a decade. (Would I have been smarter to have waited?)

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Almost worth it just to get the Compass parts for my "Dural Forge" Mafacs... but these are too nice to cannibalize.

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Old 01-17-18, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
I’ve heard installing those brakes takes 20 years and 20 lbs off of your physical being. Is that true?
They can! They also slice, dice and make julienne style hash browns. Think of labor saving aspects of these brakes! They will do the job of 10 kitchen appliances and take up a fraction of the counter space!
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Maybe I am not seeing right, but are those the original pivot bolts or part of the Compass kit? The front ones look odd to me. Light or angle maybe?
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Originally Posted by CV-6 View Post
Maybe I am not seeing right, but are those the original pivot bolts or part of the Compass kit? The front ones look odd to me. Light or angle maybe?
I was wondering that also.
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Originally Posted by CV-6 View Post
Maybe I am not seeing right, but are those the original pivot bolts or part of the Compass kit? The front ones look odd to me. Light or angle maybe?
You can see here, that those bolts are different, much taller with an integral rounded flat to them. Scroll over the pic for a closeup.


https://www.compasscycle.com/shop/co...erpull-brakes/
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Tempted but I'm worried about @nlerner's warning. Is there any way to prevent that from happening?
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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
Tempted but I'm worried about @nlerner's warning. Is there any way to prevent that from happening?
The affliction mentioned by @nlerner can be avoided by application of a decent Côtes du Rhône, either topically to the brakes or, more effectively, internally to the mechanic.
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Old 01-24-18, 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted by jj1091 View Post
You can see here, that those bolts are different, much taller with an integral rounded flat to them. Scroll over the pic for a closeup.


https://www.compasscycle.com/shop/co...erpull-brakes/
Ah...I didn't think to go look at them on the compass site. Thanks
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My completely unfettled, un-upgraded Racers, fitted with cheap MTB pads, offer surprisingly good stopping power. Can you guarantee that these will not cause noticeable reduction in the Earth's rotation when applied briskly so as not to overshoot the cafe and miss the mid-ride espresso stop? I think you need to do a background check on your potential buyers.
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So these do or do not include the new pivit bolts. In the picture they don't appear new.
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So these do or do not include the new pivit bolts. In the picture they don't appear new.
I can't remember. I got this kit when it was first offered and as I recall, the bolts were not included. I am not 100% sure so I will say no, the bolts are not new.
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I can't remember. I got this kit when it was first offered and as I recall, the bolts were not included. I am not 100% sure so I will say no, the bolts are not new.
Thanks. I'd get these brakes but then I'd have to get a frame and wheels and whatnot to go with them.
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Thanks. I'd get these brakes but then I'd have to get a frame and wheels and whatnot to go with them.
Same reason that I am selling them......
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Ok. In the spirit of the Eagles winning the Superbowl and other "once in a lifetime events..." how is $65 shipped? Act quick. Once the victory parade is over, I will go back to being your typical East Coast cynic and will probably just give these brakes to the co-op rather than continuing to get beaten over the head with with goofy pricing and trade offers!
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That is a very good offer and I wish you the best of luck with your sale. Like @Hobbiano , if I bought those I'd end up spending a lot more... and I'm currently sinking +$250 into getting a "$30 craigslist deal" frame on the road. It's a disease... a fun one, but still...
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I'll take them
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I made a pact with myself that if these made it to midnight Pacific, I’d have bought them. Glad they found a home!
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sold!
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Woot!
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