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Old 08-21-19, 09:22 PM
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Speaking of squeal - I have fond memories of Mafac Racers in the days when we used the Mafac pads. You had some control of squeal on setup. I loved it when the squeal was acceptable for routine stops, but loud for really hard ones. Great tool for riding in Boston. When a driver pulls a typical Boston stunt, I'd hit the front brake extra hard. Every head within a block would turn. I'd point at the car. Every eye would follow my point. The squeal brings the driver out of his stupor. He looks up and finds everybody looking at him. Driver slinks off like a guilty dog that's been caught. Fun.

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