Re: [CR]Gum hood status

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Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2006 11:51:38 -0400
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From: "John Betmanis" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Gum hood status
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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
>Now that Branford Bike has burned down, is Euro-Asia the only source for

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. 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