Re: [CR]RE: wood rim brake shoes

Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 17:37:32 -0400
From: jamie swan <>
Subject: Re: [CR]RE: wood rim brake shoes
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I'll bet you were happy it was the rear wheel. Regards, Jamie Swan - Northport, N.Y. wrote:
> When I started racing in 1953, wood rims were still being used mostly on
> training wheels.
> They were usually an older set of wheels. When I went training, I usually
> had a rear brake attached with a home made brake bridge. The brake pads always
> wore the finish off the sides of the rim. On one occassion during a sprint,
> my rear wheel completely delaminated in one place causing the wheel to
> collapse. Down I went.
> Dave Staub
> Orange, Ca