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Old 10-26-06, 05:15 PM
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pads for diacompe/mafac centerpull

Anyone know if i can use any ol' brake pads... like newer/modern ones for say..Shimano 105??

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Old 10-26-06, 05:33 PM
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oops..just did some research.. they aren't at all like mafac. The arms lie flat parallel against the rim like modern calipers.
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Old 10-26-06, 06:54 PM
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You can use non-threaded cantilver pads with Mafac Racers and 2000s. The pads can also be removed from the holders and be replaced.
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You can get Koolstop replacement pads for the MAFACs, but they're actually made for Campy NR and are a little short for the MAFAC holders. The Dia Compes take a threaded holder.
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I have just recently gone with the KoolStop replacements in the MAFAC holders - they are short and look a little silly, but they work fine. I have also had good success using a variety of smooth post holders with the MAFACs, but tend to agree that nothing stops better than the KoolStops.
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Originally Posted by mpfgc
I have just recently gone with the KoolStop replacements in the MAFAC holders - they are short and look a little silly, but they work fine. I have also had good success using a variety of smooth post holders with the MAFACs, but tend to agree that nothing stops better than the KoolStops.
I agree that they look a little silly. I've thought about shortening the holders, but that may look sillier.
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Kool stop eagle 2's work well too, just a different sort of silly factor. From time to time I see NOS mafac pads on ebay that claim to be usable, just never tried 'em.
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Originally Posted by seaneee
Kool stop eagle 2's work well too, just a different sort of silly factor. From time to time I see NOS mafac pads on ebay that claim to be usable, just never tried 'em.
NOS MAFAC pads are readily available, but they're at least thirty years old, dried out, hard and useless. The posts on cantilever pads are too long and look funny to me. The Koolstop pads are very effective, and if you fool with them long enough you might get most of the squeal out of them.
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Originally Posted by Dirtdrop
The Koolstop pads are very effective, and if you fool with them long enough you might get most of the squeal out of them.
I put Koolstops on my UO8 ss, it has those Ridgida Chrolux rims with the grooved braking surface and man they sound awful. Can you get them quieter by just adjusting the angle or something? I had noticed it was really only the front that is noisy, I just thought it was because there was more braking force on the front wheel, maybe it's a pad alignment issue?
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