Hi Steve, I know exactly what kind of Brake pad you are looking for and, yes, these pads are still available in most older bikestores here in Germany. I might hab´ve one im my stash and if not it should be fairly easy to get one locally. Send me a mail and I will send you a pad if you still need it. These brakes were quite common on standard bikes in Germany until the sixites and a lot of shops still have the pads in stock.
Michael Schmid Oberammergau Germany Tel.: +49 8821 798790 Fax.:+49 8821 798791 mail: email@example.com http://www.zunterer.com
-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht----- Von: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] Im Auftrag von Marc Oliver Künne Gesendet: Donnerstag, 28. Mai 2009 09:00 An: Steve Birmingham Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org Betreff: Re: [CR] Simson suhl?
I wonder how a Simson was brought to the USA...
Now, Simson also made bicycles after the war as you can see on this
vehicles for handicapped people and firearms. To get more information about serial # it may be a way to look into one of these sites. There are still many enthusiats on german democratic republic nostalgia and the Simson postwar bikes are a part of this.
If you need some help with the translation, feel free to ask. I'll try to help
Marc Oliver Künne, Wegberg, Germany
Steve Birmingham schrieb:
> I recently bought a Simson Suhl city bike from Germany. I've found a
> bit of info about the company, but it's not clear if they stopped bike
> production before WWII or if it continued afterwards.
> Any ideas if the serial #s might include a date code?
> It's pretty nice, Torpedo coaster hub with Renak wing nuts, and
> painted and pinstriped rims.
> It also has a brake that acts on the front tire like the spoon brakes
> from very early bikes. I need a brake pad for it. Are they available?
> and were they standardized, or are they all different?
> Steve Birmingham
> Lowell, Massachusetts