Re: [CR]R.Norton bar tape? Stucci brake pads?

Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 00:12:19 -0400
From: Mara & Steven Maasland <>
Subject: Re: [CR]R.Norton bar tape? Stucci brake pads?
To: mitch harris <>

Mitch asked:
> Could it be that the brake pad ("brake blocks") on the Stucci are
> cut from
> auto tires?
> The fibers visible in the blocks look just like those you'd see in
> tires. If
> so, was this a typical OEM material for brake pads then? A handy
> 40s
> replacement for old pads? A restoration replacement? Or a high
> tech pad
> compound for wooden rims?

I have a number of older bikes and have a variety of materials used for the brake pads: leather on a 30's roadster, the Universal blocks like on the 40's Stucchi with thread reinforcements, 'regular' black rubber, softer red rubber blocks...

I don't think there was any special attention given to wood rims instead of alloy or steel ones.

Steven Maasland
Moorestown, NJ