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

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From: "mitch harris" <mitch_harris789@msn.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2003 20:44:33 -0600
Subject: [CR]R.Norton bar tape? Stucci brake pads?

What is the bar tape on the the Royal Norton linked earlier? http://page3.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/c39941569

Is that a vintage bar treatment you recognize?

----------------- Could it be that the brake pad ("brake blocks") on the Stucci are cut from auto tires? http://www.ciclomuseo-bartali.it/testi/biciclette/frenoposteriore.htm

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?

Mitch "happy for my stool in the garage" Harris Utah Co. UT