Re: [CR]Gum hood status

(Example: Production Builders:Frejus)

Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2006 11:51:38 -0400
To: <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
From: "John Betmanis" <johnb@oxford.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Gum hood status
In-Reply-To: <8E538912BF637740BA7EFEC3FA2BE3414912B7@G3W0069.americas.hpqcorp.net>


At 09:11 AM 9/18/06 -0500, Watts, Gary J (Vancouver, WA USA) wrote:
> 2)The only close replacement currently is the Dia Compe. Is
>that correct?
>
> 3)I'd have to assume that multiple had tried making
>reproductions as it's not that difficult with a mold. Are there other
>choices?
>
>Now that Branford Bike has burned down, is Euro-Asia the only source for
>parts?

Last time I needed some I got the Dia-Compe ones from Branford Bike. Like Dale says, they're not a perfect fit, but they feel fine when I use a couple of exrtra wraps of tape under them and look okay. Loosescrews.com has them, as well as the Chinese reproductions, which have a visible mould line, but are the correct shape. Next time I'll be looking for NOS Modolo hoods or the crude repro ones. Just doesn't seem right to have Dia-Compe hoods on NR brakes.

John Betmanis
Woodstock, ON
Canada