Kool Stop Mafac Brake Blocks Classic Salmon - 2 Pairs

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These are excellent replacements for vintage Mafac brake shoe holders. Exact fit! No cutting needed

• Campagnolo/Mafac/Weinmann
• 2 Pairs/4 Pads
• 4 bump style
• Brand New, not old stock
• Length: 46mm
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Overall Product Rating 4.8 / 5
Brilliant That Sjs Are Making These Available
By Mark Sheffield
06 Sep 2012
5 / 5
I recommend this product
ProsLook Cool, very effective, keeps the bike original
I recently 'rescued' my Dad's 1970s Peugeot from rusting in his garage. It's a fantastic ride and the original Mafac Racer brakes are noticeably better than the brand new Tektro Cantis on my other bike. At least they were until I wore the pads down! I had almost resigned myself to replacing the cartridge system blocks with some generic bolt on brake blocks as I had only seen these Koolstop replacement pads through American suppliers and couldn't justify the expense.

Before finally giving up I set aside some time for a last intensive internet trawl. I'm so pleased I did as I eventually found them on the SJS Cycles site. They're not cheap but they are effectively a custom made part for a component that has not been manufactured and sold for many a year. That's the price to pay for riding a vintage bike and it's well worth it in my view, especially as the Kool Stop rubber makes them even more effective than the original black compound.

Excellent service from SJS, they were dispatched and delivered very promptly.
Very Good But Staggeringly Expensive
By Keenan
02 Nov 2011
5 / 5
I recommend this product
ProsNoise reduction, performance, looks
These transformed almost unusably noisy 'Racer' Mafac's in to quiet and efficient brakes. The performance improvement is enough that I am tempted to fit to other bikes with Mafac brakes even if the existing ones are not squealing.

I imagine the price is because of the relative low numbers they sell.

They look great too.
Great Pads, Bad Price...
By Mr Patate
02 Aug 2011
4 / 5
I recommend this product
Constoo expensive
Prosgood braking, extend your mafacs life
Great to be able to find new pads for mafac brakes. mine squeal a lot but they work! They are indeed too pricey but i can't find any other brand making something similar
Too Expensive But Good
By Jean-Marie
07 Jul 2011
5 / 5
I recommend this product
ConsToo expensive
I knew the Salmon Koolstops as I have them on another bike they're good. The only critical point is the price. If they would nor be that expensive I'd have them on all my bikes...
Good But A Little Pricey.
By Michael Cox
28 Feb 2011
5 / 5
I recommend this product
ProsLooks Good, Fantastic Braking
Very good brake blocks. Fantastic in the wet & they look fantastic in the salmon colour.

Very pricey item, but they're impossible to find elsewhere for my old mafac brakes. More than I paid for the calipers!
Questions & Answers (3)
Mafac racer pad holders
28 Nov 2021
I have some mafac racers, and would love to use these pads on them. The brakes I have are missing the actual pad holders though..that these pads slip in to. Any ideas where I might be able to get some replacements from?
Please email [email protected] with some photos so we can best assist.

24 Feb 2017
Can you tell me the thickness of these at the narrow and wide part of the dovetail. Need to tell if they will fit some vintage brake shoes. I need the wide part to be roughly 12mm and the narrow 9mm. Width not so important as I can cut down, believe these are 44mm wide though from previous question? Many Thanks.

These blocks measure 9mm and 11mm in thickness. They are normally around 44-45mm in length.

What Size Are These Blocks.?
06 Jun 2014
my original four dot are 41mm long x 12mm. will these fit

I'm afraid they're not going to fit. This is because where they fit the dimensions are 44mm x 9mm.