Re: Pure Rot: was re: Re: [CR]...brake lever hoods

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Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2005 14:14:15 -0500
From: John Thompson <>
Organization: The Crimson Permanent Assurance
To: Classic Rendezvous <>
Subject: Re: Pure Rot: was re: Re: [CR]...brake lever hoods
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Harvey M Sachs wrote:
> UBUS, the Universal Brake User Society, wishes to protest this slander.
> On behalf of Universal brake lovers everywhere (all three of us?), it is
> well documented that Universal lever hoods rot faster than anyone
> else's. Our hoods even beat GB, and they're extinct! Truly, this
> Record belongs to #61 and #68, not to the British 66 or the later
> paisano imposter. Heck, Universal hoods rot even faster than Mafacs get
> cracked and crusty :-)

Agreed! It is truly shocking that anyone could even entertain the notion that this is not the case!

While some people hold to the notion that the deeply molded Universal logo on the side is the key to this rapid degradation, my research suggests that Universal chemists developed a secret latex formulation begins to degrade even before it is molded into hoods! I may have said too much already; the Illuminati approach...


-John Thompson (
Appleton WI USA